Senators seek to reassure small businesses about AML bill


While a bill to require firms to identify their owners has gained bipartisan support, some small companies argue it is burdensome and would subject them to harsh penalties.


Cheat sheet: What Senate AML bill means for financial industry


The good news for financial firms is Congress has moved closer to reforming anti-money-laundering rules. But left behind in the effort is the reform most coveted by the industry.


GOP, Dem senators join forces on new AML reform bill


The legislation includes a beneficial owner requirement and steps to study the utility of industry reporting, but avoids relieving banks’ burden to file data on suspicious transactions.


Mnuchin vows probe of Deutsche Bank’s AML procedures


As Democrats keep the heat on the German bank over allegations that it suppressed reporting tied to Trump businesses, the Treasury secretary said he will direct the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to look into the matter.


Deutsche Bank’s ties to Trump dominate hearing on AML reform


Democrats pressed law enforcement on whether senior Deutsche Bank executives quashed suspicious activity reports filings related to President Trump.


Congress hits new speed bump in effort to restrict shell companies


House lawmakers postponed a committee vote on legislation to require beneficial ownership disclosures, nearly a year after a different anti-money-laundering bill stalled over a similar provision.


Congress is closer to reforming AML, but will banks be satisfied?


Lawmakers are poised to advance a bill requiring that commercial customers identify their beneficial owners — taking that burden away from their financial institution — but the anti-money-laundering reform arguably most favored by banks has fallen off the radar.


Regulators plan meeting with law enforcement on banks’ AML burden


FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams revealed an effort by the banking agencies to gain better clarity on how authorities use the huge amounts of suspicious activity reports that banks must submit under anti-money-laundering laws.


House bill would require Fincen to work with tribal agencies


The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network voluntarily works with tribal law enforcement on anti-money-laundering and counterterrorism initiatives, but is not currently required to do so by statute.


Takeaways from Trump budget: CFPB reform, FHA fees and student loans


The 2020 budget would add the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and FSOC to congressional appropriations, charge lenders for FHA upgrades and require universities to have skin in the game on student loans.