On Sept. 29, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final rule, effective Jan. 1, 2024, implementing the beneficial ownership information reporting

Continue Reading Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements: FinCEN Issues Final Rule for Implementation of Corporate Transparency Act

On Sept. 29, 2022, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) released Regulatory Notice 22-20, alerting members to changes to the Sanctions Guidelines (Guidelines), effective immediately. The notice discusses

Continue Reading FINRA Releases Updated Guidelines and Sanctions for Securities Rule Violations

On Oct. 11, 2022, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex Inc. had agreed to settle $53 million total in fines over allegations it violated sanctions and anti-money-laundering

Continue Reading Crypto Exchange Bittrex Settles $53 Million in Fines with Treasury Department for Sanctions, Anti-Money-Laundering Violations

On July 14, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation that, if passed by the Senate and signed into law, would expand the types of institutions required to

Continue Reading ENABLERS Act Proposes to Expand Definition of ‘Financial Institution’; Impose BSA/AML Requirements on Professional Service Providers

On July 5, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, released its findings from a yearlong review documenting the progress that its
Continue Reading New Report Shows Majority of ‘Financial Action Task Force’ Countries Have Not Implemented Virtual Asset Guidance

On June 30, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in consultation with the U.S. attorney general, federal functional regulators, relevant state financial regulators, and
Continue Reading FinCEN Identifies New Anti-Money Laundering (AML) National Priorities