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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

December 3, 2014

Bank Secrecy Act

Revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual



The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently released the revised Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions With Total Assets Under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised banks and savings associations, including community institutions.


The FFIEC has released the 2014 version of the BSA/AML Examination Manual.

The revised manual reflects the FFIEC's ongoing commitment to incorporate guidance issued since 2010 into one manual for the FFIEC agencies' examination staff. The revisions incorporate feedback from the banking industry and staff from the FFIEC agencies.

The manual benefits depository institutions by providing information to help ensure compliance with the BSA and safeguard operations from money laundering and terrorist financing.

New and revised sections of the manual are identified in the table of contents by a 2014 revision date and in the attached Interagency Transmittal Letter.

The revised manual can be accessed from the FFIEC BSA/AML Infobase at


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