Washington, D.C. — Today, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network announced a proposal for a new pilot program permitting financial institutions to share suspicious activity reports and related information with their foreign branches, subsidiaries and affiliates. BPI Senior Vice President, AML/BSA, Sanctions and Privacy, Angelena Bradfield, issued the following statement in response:
Today’s FinCEN proposal to establish a pilot program that would allow institutions to share SARs and related information with foreign branches, subsidiaries and affiliates will better position banks to detect and deter criminal activity. Banks serve on the front lines in the effort to combat money laundering, and BPI has long supported additional information sharing given the borderless nature of these crimes. We look forward to working with FinCEN as the rulemaking process proceeds and appreciate its attention to this important provision.
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