Guidance

Guidance is intended to clarify issues or respond to questions of general applicability that arise under FinCEN regulations 31 CFR Chapter X (formerly 31 CFR Part 103). The transfer and reorganization of the BSA regulations from 31 CFR Part 103 to 31 CFR Chapter X has not altered the legal effect of any regulatory obligation nor has it imposed any new regulatory obligations on financial institutions. This includes the legal effect of FinCEN's interim final rule for dealers of precious metals, stones, or jewels, as further clarified by FinCEN Ruling 2006-001.
| Depository Institutions, Money Services Businesses

This guidance reiterates the anti-money laundering (AML) program obligations on the principals of money services businesses (MSBs)1 to understand and appropriately account for the risks associated with their agents,2 as broadly set forth by FinCEN in 2004 guidance primarily…

| Casinos

Dear Mr. Freeman:

Thank you for your December 23, 2014, letter to FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery with your concerns about a news article referencing potential FinCEN guidance concerning sports betting. While the article apparently was based on unauthorized sources without a clear…

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is issuing this guidance to correct observed deficiencies and enhance compliance by common carriers of currency,1 including armored car services, with the filing requirements of FinCEN 105, Report of International Transportation of…

| Depository Institutions, Money Services Businesses

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is issuing guidance to clarify Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) expectations for financial institutions seeking to provide services to marijuana-related businesses. FinCEN is issuing this guidance in light of recent state initiatives to legalize…

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is announcing a further extension of time for certain Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) filings in light of ongoing consideration of questions regarding the filing requirement and its application to individuals with signature…

| Casinos, Depository Institutions, Insurance Industry, Money Services Businesses, Precious Metals/Jewelry Industry, Securities and Futures

As a reminder, as stated in previous Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Notice(s) to financial institutions,1 FinCEN recognizes that financial institutions may, on limited occasions, have administrative difficulties in submitting Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reports…

| Money Services Businesses

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") is issuing this interpretive guidance to clarify the applicability of the regulations implementing the Bank Secrecy Act ("BSA") to persons creating, obtaining, distributing, exchanging, accepting, or transmitting virtual currencies.1…