Bank Secrecy Act / Office of Foreign Assets Control

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.

Policy Letters

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

Interagency Statement for Banks on the Issuance of the Beneficial Ownership Information Access Rule

Release of Six Sections of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual

Joint Statement on the Risk-Based Approach to Assessing Customer Relationships and Conducting Customer Due Diligence

Interagency Statement on the Issuance of the Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism National Priorities

Joint Fact Sheet on Bank Secrecy Act Due Diligence Requirements for Charities and Non-profit Organizations

Interagency Order Granting an Exemption from Customer Identification Program Requirements for Loans Extended by Banks and Their Subsidiaries to All Customers to Facilitate Purchases of Property and Casualty Insurance Policies

Joint Statement on Bank Secrecy Act Due Diligence Requirements for Customers Who May Be Considered Politically Exposed Persons

Joint Statement on Enforcement of Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Requirements

Statement on Providing Financial Services to Customers Engaged in Hemp-Related Businesses

Joint Statement on Risk-Focused Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Supervision

Joint Statement on Innovative Efforts to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Interagency Statement on Sharing Bank Secrecy Act Resources

Updates to the Expanded Examination Cycle for Certain State Member Banks and U.S. Branches and Agencies of Foreign Banking Organizations

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Examination Procedures on Customer Due Diligence and Beneficial Ownership Rule

Interagency Guidance to Issuing Banks on Applying Customer Identification Program Requirements to Holders of Prepaid Access Cards

Spanish Translation of the 2014 Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual

Guidance to Encourage Financial Institutions' Youth Savings Programs and Address Related Frequently Asked Questions

Enhancing Transparency in the Federal Reserve's Applications Process

State Member Bank Branching Considerations

Supervisory Practices Regarding Banking Organizations and their Borrowers and Other Customers Affected by a Major Disaster or Emergency

Guidance on Accepting Accounts from Foreign Embassies, Consulates and Missions (foreign missions)

Interagency Examination Procedures for Reviewing Compliance with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006

Interagency Guidance on Transparency and Compliance in Cross-Border Funds Transfers

Compliance Risk Management Programs and Oversight at Large Banking Organizations with Complex Compliance Profiles

Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Customer Identification Program Rules

Interagency Interpretive Guidance on the Provision of Banking Services to Money Services Businesses Operating in the United States

Account Relationships with Money Services Businesses

Banking Accounts for Foreign Governments, Embassies, and Political Figures

Implementation of Section 327 of the USA Patriot Act in the Applications Process

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)

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

Engagement in Crypto-Asset-Related Activities by Federal Reserve-Supervised Banking Organizations

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Suspicious Activity Reporting and Other Anti-Money Laundering Considerations

Suspicious Activity Report Filing Requirements for Banking Organizations Supervised by the Federal Reserve

Interagency Guidance on Sharing Suspicious Activity Reports with Head Offices and Controlling Companies

Interagency Advisory Concerning the Legal Protections Associated with the Filing of Suspicious Activity Reports

Suspicious Activity Reports and Enforcement Actions against Individuals

Additional Resources

Manual References

FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual

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Last Update: December 21, 2023