NCA glossary codes & reporting routes for SARs

When submitting a SAR, the relevant glossary code should be included in the ‘Reason for Suspicion’ text space. Where you do report a crime alongside a SAR it will be good practice to include the crime reference and the organisation details in the SAR….

FinCEN advisory on Elder Financial Exploitation

FinCEN warns FIs about rising trend of elder financial exploitation (EFE), which involves the illegal or improper use of an older adult’s funds, property, or assets and urges financial institutions to detect, prevent, and report suspicious financial...

Wells Fargo Advisors fined by U.S. SEC for AML lapses

US SEC charges Wells Fargo Advisors $7million for failing to file at least 34 SARs in a timely manner. Due to Wells Fargo Advisors’ deficient implementation and failure to test a new version of its internal AML transaction monitoring and alert system…

FinCEN pilot program on sharing SARs 

The pilot program would permit a financial institution with a SAR reporting obligation to share SARs and information related to SARs with the institution’s foreign branches, subsidiaries, and affiliates for the purpose of combating illicit finance risks…