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Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering

Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Related Rules and Regulations

Supervisory Resources

Customer Due Diligence

Customer Identification Program

Interagency Statements

Other Resources

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

The FinCEN ( administers the BSA, which is the federal AML law. It has the authority to issue regulations implementing the BSA, examine financial institutions for compliance, and take enforcement actions for violations of the BSA and its implementing regulations. The FinCEN also serves as the U.S. Financial Intelligence Unit, responsible for receiving, analyzing, and disseminating to the competent authorities disclosures of financial information: (1) concerning suspected proceeds of crime and potential financing of terrorism, or (2) required by national legislation or regulation in order to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

The OFAC ( administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals.

Technical Assistance Videos

The Technical Assistance Video Program is a series of educational videos designed to provide useful information to bank directors, officers and employees on areas of supervisory focus and regulatory changes.

FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual

Reference Sources

Reporting Terrorist Activity

The FDIC encourages financial institutions to cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation of terrorist activity in the U.S. Banking organizations are asked to voluntarily report suspicious transactions related to terrorist activity to law enforcement using the FinCEN’s Financial Institutions Hotline at 1-866-556-3974. The hotline operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day.