BSA / AML

Specialties

Risk assessments / CIP / OFAC

Due Diligence / Enhanced Due Diligence

Private Banking

Politically Exposed Persons

Money Services Businesses

SAR Investigations and Reports

AML Model Validation

BSA/AML Audits and Reviews

We bring practical, tailored BSA/AML solutions that allow you to meet your regulatory obligations and deliver essential support and training to foster a culture of compliance.

BSA/AML compliance never gets simpler.

Instead, year after year, we see more layers of complexity that make it more challenging for banks to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering requirements.

Identifying, testing, managing, and controlling such risks require vigilance and someone to keep an eye on the minutiae.

We’re those eyes.

In addition, we bring you the knowledge and expertise to ease your team’s strain and workload and prepare you for your next exam. We also ensure that you have a solid plan in place to address your BSA/AML obligations for the long term.

Brian Crow, a nationally recognized BSA/AML expert who regularly presents at BOL’s BSA/AML Top Gun Conferences, leads TCA’s BSA/AML team.

That team comprises seven former bankers who are skilled at spotting and correcting the most common problems—inadequate systems, documentation, procedures, or staffing levels—and addressing the subtle, complex risks specific to your institution.

During engagements, we work collaboratively with your team and provide daily updates—something that’s invaluable in resolving challenges throughout the engagement.

We think it’s ABetter Way than finishing a review and handing you a report with surprises and intimidating to-do lists.

You also can expect guidance from BSA/AML specialists through TCA’s RCM Hotline, routine check-ins that keep your program on track, and discussions about FinCEN updates and how they affect your compliance program.

Through this ongoing support and discussion, we help you nurture your bank’s culture of compliance and enhance your skills so that you can recognize and avoid regulatory minefields.

TCA offers A Better Way for you to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act's complicated obligations and related requirements.

Key Deliverables Include:

  • Assessing the effectiveness of the design of your bank’s BSA/AML Program and testing the integrity as it relates to BSA/AML compliance requirements in accordance with FFIEC Exam Manual Standards.
  • Measuring BSA/AML staff’s understanding of internal policies and procedures.
  • Offering the Board of Directors perspective on the overall status of the BSA/AML Compliance Program.
  • Developing conclusions about your BSA/AML compliance program's adequacy, reporting, and explaining our findings, and making recommendations on ways to improve your program's effectiveness.

BSA / AML Insights

New Hemp-related Business Guidance

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FinCEN Guidance on Medical Scams and COVID-19

By | June 11, 2020

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Preparing a Bank Secrecy Act Risk Assessment

By , | May 19, 2020

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BSA Compliance & COVID-19: FinCEN & SBA Updates

By | April 17, 2020

Over the past month, every facet of our lives has dramatically changed. Shelter-in-place orders, rotating bank staff, lobby closures, government stimulus programs and a myriad of regulatory updates have stretched risk management resources. TCA has received many questions from clients asking for our interpretation of guidance that has been issued in response to these regulatory …

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Legislative and Regulatory BSA/AML Changes

By | October 25, 2019

Despite the collective efforts of law enforcement and BSA risk managers across the country, the United States is not doing the best job of finding effective and efficient ways to combat money laundering. Regulatory and legislative efforts, which are the truly meaningful actions that could be taken, are currently being worked on in Washington. A …

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Examiners Stress Independent Audit Critical to BSA Success

By | August 2, 2019

On July 22, 2019, the prudential regulators issued FIL-43-2019 making a joint statement on BSA/AML risk-based approaches in examinations. TCA’s BAT reviewed the statement and took away three key points: transparency, risk assessment and independent audit. Transparency – The statement states: “This statement is intended to improve transparency into the risk-focused approach used for planning …

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Do You Need Compliance Help?

We’re here to review your current compliance strategy and help you find A Better Way to manage risk.

Phone

800-934-REGS

Email Address

[email protected]

Office Location

2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200,
Oak Brook, IL 60523