On Aug. 25, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would remove the anti-money laundering program exemption for banks and certain financial institutions considered banks under the Bank Secrecy Act that lack a federal functional regulator.

FinCEN cited certain vulnerabilities and the current regulatory gap in AML coverage between banks with and without a federal functional regulator as its basis for issuing the Proposed Rule.

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