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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

Bank Secrecy Act
Delayed Implementation of Revised Suspicious Activity Report by Depository Institutions Form
June 15, 2007

Summary: The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has announced delayed implementation of the revised Suspicious Activity Report by Depository Institutions (SAR-DI) form. The revised form was scheduled to take effect on June 30, 2007, and become mandatory on December 31, 2007. FinCEN will establish new dates for implementing the new SAR-DI.


  • On May 1, 2007, FinCEN published the attached Federal Register notice announcing a delay in the implementation of the revised SAR-DI form, which was scheduled to become effective on June 30, 2007, and mandatory on December 31, 2007.
  • The form is being revised to standardize it with SARs used by financial institutions in other industries, and to facilitate joint filing with other depository institutions.
  • FinCEN will announce new effective and mandatory dates for the revised form in a future Federal Register notice.
  • This announcement does not impact ongoing BSA filing requirements. Financial institutions should continue to report suspicious activity by using the current SAR-DI form.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

Related Topics:
Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering

May 1, 2007, Federal Register notice: - PDF (PDF Help)

Sr. Program Analyst Charles W. Collier at
SAS or (202) 898-8506

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Last Updated 11/14/2018

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