Anti-Money Laundering: An Overview [Infographic]

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Firms must comply with the Bank Secrecy Act and its implementing regulations (“AML rules”). – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and all the related laws that have been passed since the BSA began in 1970, aim to harden targets within the financial system against money laundering schemes. AML rules accomplish this by requiring covered institutions to implement an Anti-Money Laundering Plan (AMLP)—essentially putting surveillance into the hands of the financial institutions in the fight against money laundering.

Your AMLP must comply with the guidelines in the rules, providing authority and controls, generating a set of mandatory reports, exercising customer due diligence, and maintaining an information trail. Even though each financial institution is permitted to develop the plan consistent with its own risk-adjusted profile, The AMLP is a serious undertaking.

Our Infographic on Anti-Money Laundering provides a checklist of the background and components of an AMLP. Although the final plan will be greatly more detailed, the infographic organizes what has to be done in context so why it has to be done is easily understood.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Anti-Money Laundering: Safeguarding the Banking System from Financial Crime

By Lowers & Associates,

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“The fight against money laundering and terrorist financing is a pillar of U.S. national security and a strong financial system.” – Adam J. Suzbin, Department of the Treasury

Money launderers will go to great lengths to use the normal activities of legitimate banks, credit unions, and money service businesses to help them “clean” ill-gotten gains. The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) sets forth AML rules, to help financial institutions identify and report potential money laundering and terrorist financing activities.

Our latest infographic highlights the typical 3-step money laundering cycle and outlines key components of an effective anti-money laundering program. Use this infographic as a quick reference to educate your employees and stakeholders on the importance of finely-tuned AML controls. … Continue reading

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