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Understanding CTR Exemptions and their Practicality

By Mohamed Aziz | September 26, 2019
Financial Institutions (FI) file Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) which enable law enforcement to monitor and investigate potentially suspicious activity. CTRs act as a paper trail for cash transactions, and are filled out by bank personnel for each deposit, withdrawal, currency exchange or other payment or transfer greater than $10,000 in currency. In turn, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a branch of the U.S. Treasury, reviews and correlates the customer and transaction data, and maintains a database of all filings. Nearly 50 years ago, CTRs came into existence under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), which established program, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements for FIs. Since then, the CTR form has been modernized several times to streamline and simplify submission requirements, and an electronic filing requirement for all CTRs was instituted. Beginning in the 1990s, FinCEN sought to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on filers and eliminate items which are of limited value to law enforcement. To reduce information collection, criteria were established to exempt transactions from CTR reports by certain entities.

The Five Pillars of an AML Compliance Program

By Elliot Berman | September 16, 2019

September Employee Spotlight: Bill French

By AML RightSource | September 1, 2019
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees.

Time?*

By John Byrne | August 28, 2019
4th Quarter of 2019—What will it take for useful action? As we approach the Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end to summer, the 2019 calendar turns to last opportunities for any successes that can be tied to this year. For the AML community, the standard calendar year doesn’t impact our work but it can dictate things such as legislation, regulation or sometimes policy. AML reform, for example, can still occur in 2020 since we are currently in the beginning of a two-year congressional session. Also, if there is a change in Administrations after the presidential election, some agency chairs will change, but not until early 2021, which could also include a shift in agency leadership and potential thematic or priority shifts.

AML RightSource Names Courtney Abraham Chief People Officer

By AML RightSource | August 26, 2019
AML RightSource, a leading firm solely focused on Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and financial crimes compliance solutions, today announced the appointment of Courtney Abraham, Chief People Officer, effective August 19, 2019. In this newly created position Abraham will report to Frank Ewing, CEO, AML RightSource.

Tools for Exchanging Value

By Elliot Berman | August 16, 2019

AML Conversations: Dennis Lormel - Dealing with White Supremacists

By AML RightSource | August 8, 2019
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this episode, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne interviews Former FBI TFOS Head, Dennis Lormel. With the horrific shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton, AML Conversations explores how the AML community can further assist law enforcement in dealing with white supremacists.

Can you take “statements” to the bank? Risk-Focused BSA? “Showdown.”*

By John Byrne | August 2, 2019
“Banks that operate in compliance with applicable law, properly manage customer relationships and effectively mitigate risks by implementing controls commensurate with those risks are neither prohibited nor discouraged from providing banking services.” (From the July 22nd Statement)

AML RightSource Names Paul W. Linehan Vice Chairman, and Todd Ayers Chief Financial Officer

By AML RightSource | August 1, 2019
AML RightSource, a leading firm solely focused on Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and financial crimes compliance solutions, today announced President Paul W. Linehan will assume the role of Vice Chairman effective August 1, 2019. Linehan previously was President and will continue to report to Frank Ewing, CEO, AML RightSource.

AML Conversations

Jenni Halleran,  the Head of Financial Crimes Investigations at Silicon Valley Bank, discusses her career path, growing up in a blue collar town, and...

Mark Freedman, CEO / Founder of Rebel Global Security and former Chief of Section in the Counter-Terrorism Bureau at the US State Department...

Guy Ficco, Deputy Chief of IRS-Criminal Investigation, joins us to discuss his new role, the vast coverage of financial crime by the IRS, the...

John Byrne chats with John M. Geiringer, of Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group, about the new book he edited and co-authored, Countering...

Dennis Lormel, President of the Society of Former Agents of the FBI, discusses the ramifications of the public attacks on the FBI by elected...

There have been outrageous comments made by “policymakers” about the IRS since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. AMLRS Chairman of the...

Asset Forfeiture Global Expert Stef Cassella returns to AML Conversations to discuss civil and criminal forfeiture. He explains how it's used, common...

Kit Conklin, VP at Kharon and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council discusses the recent “joint alert” between the Financial Crimes Enforcement...

John discusses with Kent Belasco, the Director of Marquette University’s Commercial Banking Program, a recent project with a microfinance...

Alan Ketley, the new Executive Secretary of the Wolfsberg Group discusses the mission of the group, their focus on a variety of AML related topics:...

Press

AML RightSource, the leading provider of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Know Your Customer (“KYC”), and Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) compliance...

AML RightSource’s ongoing expansion into the technology arena continues to go from strength-to-strength as they welcome Stern International Bank to...

Please see a statement below from AML RightSource’s CEO and Buffalo local resident Frank Ewing about this weekend’s tragic events (Saturday May 14,...

CLEVELAND – April 13, 2022 — AML RightSource, the leading provider of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Know Your Customer (“KYC”), and Bank Secrecy Act...

AML RightSource, the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, welcomes Alexandra Lugo as the company’s general...

Initiative to Create 363 Jobs in Buffalo CLEVELAND –- March 21, 2022 — New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that AML RightSource, the leading...

AML RightSource, the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to announce that Mark Horwood-James has...

CLEVELAND (March 7, 2022) — AML RightSource (“AMLRS”), the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to...