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Supervisory Policy and Guidance Topics

Bank Secrecy Act / Office of Foreign Assets Control

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This guidance covers supervisory matters involving the anti-money laundering (AML) programs of banking organizations supervised by the Federal Reserve, including their compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), suspicious activities and current transaction reporting, and the USA PATRIOT Act. It also addresses the Reserve Banks' AML examination practices, policies, and procedures.
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Policy Letters

Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) / Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

SR 16-7
Interagency Guidance to Issuing Banks on Applying Customer Identification Program Requirements to Holders of Prepaid Access Cards
SR 15-12
Spanish Translation of the 2014 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual
SR 15-5 / CA 15-2
Guidance to Encourage Financial Institutions' Youth Savings Programs and Address Related Frequently Asked Questions
SR 14-10
Release of the 2014 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual
SR 11-6
Guidance on Accepting Accounts from Foreign Embassies, Consulates and Missions (foreign missions)
SR 10-5
Interagency Guidance on Obtaining and Retaining Beneficial Ownership Information
SR 09-9
Interagency Guidance on Transparency and Compliance in Cross-Border Funds Transfers
SR 07-10
Interagency BSA/AML Enforcement Policy Statement
SR 05-9
Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Customer Identification Program Rules
SR 05-8
Interagency Interpretive Guidance on the Provision of Banking Services to Money Services Businesses Operating in the United States
SR 05-7
Account Relationships with Money Services Businesses
SR 04-10
Banking Accounts for Foreign Governments, Embassies, and Political Figures
SR 02-8
Implementation of Section 327 of the USA Patriot Act in the Applications Process
SR 01-03 (SUP)
Guidance on Enhanced Scrutiny for Transactions That May Involve the Proceeds of Foreign Official Corruption
SR 96-36 (SUP.IB)
Guidance on Evaluating Activities Under the Responsibility of U.S. Branches, Agencies and Nonbank Subsidiaries of Foreign Banking Organizations (FBOs)

Imposition of Special Measures (Section 311 of USA PATRIOT Act)

SR 16-13
Imposition of Special Measures by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Suspicious Activity Reports and Currency Transaction Reports

SR 13-19 / CA 13-21
Guidance on Managing Outsourcing Risk
SR 10-8
Suspicious Activity Report Filing Requirements for Banking Organizations Supervised by the Federal Reserve
SR 06-1
Interagency Guidance on Sharing Suspicious Activity Reports with Head Offices and Controlling Companies
SR 04-8
Interagency Advisory Concerning the Legal Protections Associated with the Filing of Suspicious Activity Reports
SR 03-20
Suspicious Activity Reports and Enforcement Actions against Individuals
Last update: August 30, 2016