This webinar will explain the concept of Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), including EDD time tables and checklist. Attendees will learn how to conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) that will satisfy the auditors.
"EDD what are the auditors looking for?" - This course is approved by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). Attendees of Live Webinar are eligible for 1.8 CPE credit up on full completion of the course.
Why Should You Attend:
In the last four years we have seen some of the highest fines levied on financial institutions because they did not follow proper customer due diligence measures. Wachovia was fined $160 million dollars in 2010, HSBC was filed $1.9 billion in 2012 and The Reserve Bank of India penalized 22 banks for violating Know-Your-Customer norms and Anti-Money Laundering guidelines in 2013. EDD is a relatively new concept and a hot topic for auditors and most institutions, especially smaller institutions, don’t really know what it entails.
This webinar will help by giving points as to what the auditors want in an EDD so you are not wasting your time and resources and still keeping the auditors happy. Also, by conducting proper EDD reviews your institution can confirm that all Customer Due Diligence (CDD) information is up to date as well as accurate and ensures that it is not being taken advantage of by individuals/entities that would try to exploit it for nefarious purposes.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- What is an EDD
- History of EDDs
- Who are EDDs conducted on
- EDD time tables
- What type of information should be included in an EDD
- Personal accounts vs. Business accounts
- EDD checklist
- What are the consequences if you fail an audit
The purpose of EDD reviews is to follow up on high risk bank customers and determine if they are conducting the expected activity in the account. Rules and regulations for foreign banking relationships have changed in recent years along with high risk customers such as MSBs. Auditors want to ensure that high risk customers’ accounts are being thoroughly reviewed consistently and proper EDD reviews are their way of ensuring this practice is taking place in the financial institution.
Another point is by properly conducting EDD, it will not only keep the auditors happy but will strengthen the security of your institution. By passing all audits no negative press will come to your institution. Upholding a proper EDD review system also guarantees that any merger will be simplified.
EDD reviews will also assist from a marketing perspective. By knowing your customers you will know who you can market to and what type of institution you are/want to become. Some institutions prefer high risk customers while others shy away from the challenges that accompany them. But with the challenges comes great profit potential. If you can see the risk of the high risk customer through an EDD review you will be able to see if you want to market your services to more or less high risk customers.
Landon Associates, Inc.
Vicki Landon, CAMS-Audit, CFCS, FLMI and a Principal of Landon Associates, Inc., provides anti-money laundering, sanctions, and anti-fraud services to financial institutions. She brings extensive experience in BSA/AML and sanctions risk assessment, independent AML audit, vendor assessment, and implantation / tuning of transaction monitoring systems. She frequently teaches and presents sessions on AML, sanctions and anti-fraud topics via webinars, seminars, and industry conferences, and has been published by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Her 25+ years’ experience in financial services also includes record management systems, data management, and business process management, enabling her to address the full scope of a company’s AML needs. She co-founded and is an Executive Director of the Central Texas Chapter of ACAMS.