WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today released a new strategic analysis of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting, indicating that elders face an increased threat to their financial security by both domestic and foreign actors.  Elder financial exploitation Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) filings increased dramatically over the six-year study period, from about 2,000 filings per month in 2013 to reaching a peak of nearly 7,500 filings per month

Kenneth A. Blanco, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), spoke at the Chainalysis Blockchain Symposium on Friday, November 15. He addressed the issue of "regulatory clarity"; the value of Bank Secrecy Act data; FinCEN’s Funds Travel Rule; stablecoins and anonymity-enhanced cryptocurrencies; and opportunities for private sector engagement with FinCEN.