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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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MCWATTERS DISSENTS ON BUDGET VOTE updated 11/22/14 06:37 AM
Also, Revised RBC Rule Coming
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Member J. “Mark” McWatters was the only one to vote “no” on the board’s 2015 proposed budget, which will increase 4.2 percent over last year. The vote was 2 to 1.

ANNUAL FED WEBINAR ON REGS, GUIDANCE updated 11/21/14 10:32 AM
Also, FinCEN Issues Advisories
Senior staff at the Federal Reserve will host an annual webinar to provide a recap of recent regulatory changes and highlight various inter-agency guidance. The webinar will also discuss current hot topics in the financial services industry and give a glimpse of future regulatory changes.

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2015 updated 11/21/14 04:33 PM
Also, TIPs Bulletin Posted
The California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2015 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California.

DIANA DYKSTRA RECEIVES 'EAGLE AWARD' updated 11/20/14 10:41 AM
Outstanding Record of Achievement
Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, was presented with the American Association of Credit Union Leagues’ highest honor—the Eagle Award—this week during AACUL’s winter meeting in Hawaii.