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Financial Institution Letters

Bank Secrecy Act
The SAR Activity Review - Trends, Tips & Issues, October 2008 Edition
FIL-138-2008
December 5, 2008


Summary: The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued the 14th edition of The SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues.

Highlights:

  • On October 22, 2008, FinCEN published Issue 14 of The SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues. The report is the result of continuing dialogue and close collaboration among the nation’s financial institutions, law enforcement officials and regulatory agencies to provide meaningful information about the preparation, use and value of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by financial institutions.
  • The current issue of the publication can be accessed at http://www.fincen.gov/sarreviewissue14.pdf. (PDF Help)
  • Further information about FinCEN, including previous issues of The SAR Activity Review, is available at http://www.fincen.gov/.
  • Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution.

Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

Related Topics:
Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Programs

Attachment:
None

Contact:
Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Marie Edwards at
SASFIL@FDIC.gov or (202) 898-3673

Printable Format:
FIL-138-2008 - PDF (PDF Help)

Note:
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Last Updated 12/5/2008 communications@fdic.gov