FinCEN has issued a ruling to provide a 90-day limited exceptive relief to covered financial institutions from the obligations of the beneficial ownership requirements for for certain accounts, effective as of May 11.
FinCEN's customer due diligence rule became effective Friday, and both CUNA and FinCEN have resources available for credit unions. The final rule clarifies and strengthens customer due diligence requirements for financial institutions..
FinCEN issued a new set of frequently asked questions for its CDD rule, which goes into effect May 11. The agency says it may issue “additional FAQs, guidance or grant exceptive relief as appropriate."
FinCEN's new customer due diligence requirements for business accounts are effective May 18, 2018, and CUNA’s compliance staff has received a number of questions. A recent CompBlog post examines CDD procedures and requirements.
CUNA urged the FinCEN to ensure any regulatory changes it pursues relating to the collection of information filings be as minimally burdensome on credit unions as possible. CUNA’s letter was sent in response to proposed revisions to information collection.
A proposed rule from the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network would reduce confusion for privately insured credit unions seeking clarification on their Bank Secrecy Act requirements, CUNA believes. The proposal affects about 125 privately insured credit unions.