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'FUNNEL ACCOUNT' ADVISORY ISSUED
updated 06/08/14 10:36 AM
FinCEN Guidance on Red Flags
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued an advisory to financial institutions regarding the increased use of “funnel accounts” as part of trade-based money laundering (TBML) conducted by criminals following restrictions on U.S. currency transactions in Mexico.

The advisory provides “red flags” that may assist credit unions in identifying and reporting suspicious funnel account activity.

Click here to view the advisory.

The advisory presents the following helpful information:

  • Explanation of what a funnel account is.
  • Background regarding the most recent issue.
  • Typical steps of funnel account activity in conjunction with TBML.
  • Funnel account and TBML red flags.
  • Guidance for financial institutions.
  • Contact and hotline information.

 
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SUPP. CAPITAL FOR RBC GAINS ADVOCATE updated 12/16/14 11:04 AM
McWatters Supports Model for CUs
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Member J. “Mark” McWatters recently said he supports including a supplemental capital provision in the agency's risk-based capital (RBC) rule to help credit unions meet the rule’s requirements.

CU DIRECT TO DONATE 20K TO CMN updated 12/16/14 11:03 AM
‘20 for 20’ Anniversary Campaign
CU Direct, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive, and strategic solutions for credit unions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a contest to donate $20,000 to one of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals.

NCUA MAY BE LIABLE FOR DATA BREACH updated 12/16/14 10:05 AM
Flash Drive with Member Info Lost
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) confirmed on Dec. 15 that a flash drive containing the personal information of Palm Springs FCU member was lost during a recent audit. The loss of data includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and account information.

PREPARE FOR HEALTH CARE REQUIREMENTS updated 12/16/14 09:42 AM
Also, Digital Media and Marketing
Federal health care law requirements, creating a quick digital message, and the marriage of innovation with marketing are all highlighted within the latest “Problem? Solved!” column in Credit Union Digest!