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Bank Secrecy Act Reporting Expectations - CTRs and SARs - Webinar (Recorded)

  • Webinar

  • 60 Minutes
  • June 2019
  • Compliance Online
  • ID: 4899598
Why Should You Attend:

Real or perceived, over the last several years regulatory expectations have been heightened. What can we expect regarding Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting expectations? The BSA requires that financial institutions have AML Programs that are “reasonably designed” to maintain appropriate records and file certain reports involving currency transactions and a financial institution’s customer relationships. Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) and Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) are the primary means used by banks to satisfy the requirements of the BSA.

This webinar will cover the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting expectations including requirements for CTRs and SARs.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Purpose and evolution of the BSA
Overview of BSA reports and requirements, including CTR’s and SAR’s
Benefits and importance of BSA reporting to law enforcement
Measuring regulatory expectations for BSA reporting
The requirements to file CTRs and SARs
Usefulness to law enforcement of both CTRs and SARs
Usefulness to the bank of filing CTRs and SARs
What can be done to focus the program or improve efficiency of the program – such as exempt customer lists, tuning and rationalization of rules/scenarios
The importance and roll of a well-trained staff


John Reynolds is a former Bank regulator, having retired from the NY Fed as an examining officer in the financial institution supervision group. Mr. Reynolds started out his career as an assistant bank examiner in 1979 working up through the ranks and has been involved in all facets of bank examination work at international, large complex institutions, regional, and community institutions. From 2009 until his retirement in 2015, he played a leadership role in the NY Fed’s Compliance examination work, where he guided teams of examiners reviewing institutions’ compliance with AML-BSA and OFAC regulations and laws.

Mr. Reynolds holds a BS in accounting from Fordham University and an MBA in International Finance from New York University.