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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

The Suspicious Activity Report Activity Review
April 2005 Issue
May 2, 2005

Summary: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is notifying FDIC-supervised financial institutions that the eighth edition of The SAR Activity Review -Trends, Tips & Issues, published three times annually by the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is now available.

  • On April 15, 2005, the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released its April 2005 issue of The SAR Activity Review - Trends, Tips & Issues. The SAR Activity Review addresses trends identified by FinCEN in suspicious activity reports (SARs) and case studies, and provides guidance to improve preparation and filing of SARs.
  • This issue, the eighth edition, includes a new feature called "Director's Forum," which provides FinCEN Director William J. Fox an opportunity to address issues of particular significance.
  • The current edition can be found at - PDF 3.48mb (PDF Help)

  • Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution.
  • Further information about FinCEN and prior editions of The SAR Activity Review are available at

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

Related Topics:
Suspicious Activity Reports


Senior Program Analyst Charles Collier at or (202) 898-3673.

Printable Format:
FIL-38-2005 - PDF 44k (PDF Help)

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Last Updated 05/02/2005

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