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| Administrative Ruling
  Dear [ ]: This responds to your letter mailed to us on February 26, 2014, seeking an administrative ruling from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) regarding the status of [ ] (the “Company”) as a money services business (“MSB”) under the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”). Specifically,…
| Administrative Ruling
  Dear [ ]: This responds to your letter of October 25, 2013, seeking an administrative ruling from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) on behalf of [ ] (the “Company”), about the Company’s status as a money services business (“MSB”) under the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”).…
| Administrative Ruling
  Dear [ ]: This responds to your letter dated August 21, 2012 on behalf of [ ] (the “Company”) to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), in which you seek an administrative ruling on the application of money services business (“MSB”) regulations as they relate to the activities of…
| Federal Register Notice
| Advisory
On February 14, 2014, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) updated its list of jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies. These changes may affect U.S. financial institutions’ obligations and risk-based approaches with respect to relevant jurisdictions. As part of the FATF’s listing and…
| Speech
Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be joining you all again this year. I would like to spend my time today updating all of you on some of the high profile and sensitive issues FinCEN has been working on this past year. It has been a busy time for not only FinCEN, but for all of us in the anti-…
| Administrative Ruling
  The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is issuing this administrative ruling to clarify circumstances in which a dealer in foreign exchange may accept alternative travel documents as identification for a non-resident alien.1 Background According to the requirements of 31 CFR §…
| Advisory
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is updating a previously issued Advisory to provide U.S. financial institutions with current information regarding persons who have been subject to sanctions and asset freezes because of their apparent role in the misappropriation of state assets or…