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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;…

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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…

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This week, FinCEN Director Kenneth A. Blanco and staff representing several FinCEN technical professions travelled to Atlanta to speak with administrators, professors, and college students at Morehouse and Spelman, both prominent Historically Black Colleges and…

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WASHINGTON--Today, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State announced a new humanitarian mechanism to ensure unprecedented transparency into humanitarian trade with Iran.  This mechanism will help the international community perform enhanced due diligence on humanitarian trade to ensure…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that it will host "Innovation Hours" in New York on November 13-14, 2019. Financial technology (FinTech), and Regulatory technology (RegTech) companies, and financial institutions, will have the…

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WASHINGTON – FinCEN announced today that financial institutions affected by Hurricane Dorian should contact FinCEN and their functional regulator as soon as practicable to discuss any delays in their ability to file required Bank Secrecy Act reports. Institutions seeking to…

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WASHINGTON—FinCEN welcomed AnnaLou Tirol today as its new Associate Director to lead its Liaison Division.  This division designs and implements strategic partnerships across the financial industry, with partners in the U.S. government, and with foreign counterparts.  It conducts…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has launched its Global Investigations Division (GID), which will be responsible for implementing targeted investigation strategies rooted in FinCEN’s unique authorities under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to combat illicit…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory today to alert financial institutions to financial schemes related to the trafficking of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Information in the advisory will assist them in detecting and reporting…

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WASHINGTON – As a result of a working group established by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and the Federal depository institutions regulators, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and its regulatory partners today issued a…

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“Yesterday, Argentina’s Unidad de Informaciὀn Financiera de la República Argentina (UIF-AR) took courageous action to freeze assets belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization and list them…