Law enforcement needs better access to BSA reports, watchdog says


With lawmakers weighing changes to Bank Secrecy Act requirements, the Government Accountability Office urged the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to establish written policies for expanding use of the agency’s database.


Money-laundering report alleges banks profited by aiding criminals


A new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists says JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and several other global institutions kept moving illicit funds after receiving warnings from U.S. officials.


Trump vs. Biden: What’s at stake for banks


The future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the Fed’s supervisory regime for the biggest financial institutions, reform of the Community Reinvestment Act and a host of other industry-related issues are on the ballot this November.


Fincen plans major overhaul of anti-money-laundering rules


The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is seeking to create a better-defined standard for effective AML compliance programs and is considering whether to impose formal requirements that banks assess their laundering risk.


Regulators issue guidance on AML enforcement actions


The federal banking agencies clarified that minor violations of Bank Secrecy Act rules will typically not result in a cease-and-desist order.


Senior House banking Democrat holds on in primary, another loses


Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., was finally declared the winner weeks after election day, while Rep. Lacy Clay of Missouri was defeated by a progressive challenger.


De novo started by gamblers rolls dice on banking them


Lexicon Bank in Las Vegas, whose chairman was a professional gambler, is actively courting poker players to open deposit accounts for their tournament winnings.


Congress, keep AML reform in the defense spending bill


Legislation that would force transparency around company ownership would be better than another burdensome anti-money-laundering rule.


Banks smell victory on key anti-laundering measure


After the House passed a defense spending bill that included the provision ahead of negotiations with the Senate, industry representatives are optimistic Congress will finally shift the burden of reporting true-owner information from banks to their business clients.


HSBC, ABN Amro join large funding round for AML software startup


Quantexa, which uses artificial intelligence to detect money laundering and other financial crime, is already being used by HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank.