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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the renewal of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in all-cash purchases of residential real estate.  The GTOs are…
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[Updated May 10, 2021 to extend application deadline and eligibility criteria] WASHINGTON–The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will host a special monthly virtual FinCEN Innovation Hours Program on June 10, 2021, focusing on the important role of underserved groups in developing…
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The federal banking agencies, in consultation with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the National Credit Union Administration, today issued a joint statement addressing how risk management principles described in the “Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management” relate to systems or…
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WASHINGTON—Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth A. Blanco today announced several leadership changes impacting the bureau. Director Blanco announced he will depart FinCEN on April 9, after serving as the organization’s director since December 2017. Michael Mosier, former…
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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public comment on a wide range of questions related to the implementation of the beneficial ownership information reporting provisions of the Corporate Transparency…
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a report on its Innovation Hours Program, a key element of FinCEN’s broader Innovation Initiative.  The FinCEN Innovation Initiative is a multilayered approach to ensure our national security by promoting responsible financial services…
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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today convened a virtual FinCEN Exchange event to discuss Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) filing statistics for low-dollar, voluntarily-filed suspicious activity reports (SARs) that contain a transaction nexus to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas,…
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      Kenneth A. Blanco Prepared Statement Florida International Bankers Association AML Compliance Conference March 22, 2021 Good afternoon, everyone.  Buenas tardes a todos.  I hope you, your families, and those in your lives are well.   It is great to be here today with all of you, albeit…