Why EVERY Financial Institution Needs to Be a 314(b) Participant A Joint Effort from the desks of:  NEACH and AML-ology
Nancy Lake has over 16 years of experience in the BSA/AML world and was CAMS certified in 2008. Nancy received her CAMS-Audit certification in 2013 and her CAMS-FCI certification in 2015. She has conducted bank wide BSA/AML training, including Board of Director training. Along with conducting monthly online training, Nancy speaks at numerous conferences through the year in the U.S., and even overseas. For six years, she was an instructor at the PA Bankers School of Banking, and for 7 ½ years Nancy served as Director of Compliance Anchor, the training and consulting division of Atlantic Community Bankers Bank.Nancy has utilized her BSA experience as an educator to assistance to financial institutions in the areas of training, risk management, and the development of sound internal programs and best practices for the past 16 years. She has previously served as BSA Officer in multiple community banks where she successfully created and implemented the entire BSA program, including one bank with numerous international MSBs. Nancy has experience working with and implementing several automated BSA/AML transaction monitoring systems. In September 2020, Nancy joined ARC Risk and Compliance as their Director of Training.Follow Nancy on LinkedIn:

Why EVERY Financial Institution Needs to Be a 314(b) Participant A Joint Effort from the desks of: NEACH and AML-ology

Imagine this: Nancy at ABC Credit Union calls Rayleen at MainStreet Bank to inquire about 3 large ACH transactions moving between accounts of the two financial institutions (FIs). The three transactions appeared in the transaction monitoring system at ABC Credit Union, prompting an AML investigation. Nancy suspects their member is a money mule. Rayleen at […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Proliferation Financing?

When FinCEN issued their AML/CFT (Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism) Priorities on June 30, 2021 1, one of those priorities was proliferation financing. But what exactly is “Proliferation Financing” and how should financial institutions manage this risk? FinCEN did not really give much insight into any of the priorities or indicate what they expect […]

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Financial Elder Abuse: The Never-Ending Struggle to Stop It

To begin, let’s define our topic. Financial Elder Abuse is “when someone takes or misuses another person’s money or property for the benefit of someone other than that person. For example, neighbors, caregivers, professionals, and even family or friends may take money without permission, fail to repay money they owe, charge too much for services, or not do […]

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Protecting Your Financial Institution from Terrorist Financing

This article was first published in the NJ Bankers Magazine.   For years now, financial institutions have had to focus on the prevention of money laundering. Then in 2001, after the attack on 9/11 and the passage of the USA PATRIOT ACT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) […]

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Have I Thought of Everything When It Comes to OFAC?

This is one of those questions that keep OFAC Officers up at night. Due to the complexity of the OFAC sanctions and the scope of application, it is a challenge to create a robust program and think of everything. However, with the potential of fines with even one violation, and the size of fines being issued for multiple violations, it is imperative that financial institutions have a strong OFAC program. A strong program must […]

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