What are FinCEN customer due diligence (CDD) requirements?
According to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, banks, brokers or dealers must comply with the final rule under the Bank Secrecy Act that strengthens customer due diligence requirements. This final rule went into effect on May 11, 2018. The Bank Secrecy Act requires that financial institutions keep customer records that aid in criminal, tax or regulatory investigations or protect against international terrorism.
Why are they important?
The U.S. Treasury estimates that $400 billion dollars in illicit proceeds are generated annually in the United States due to financial crimes. Identifying beneficial owners, or persons with at least 25 percent equity interest in the legal entity, will prevent evasion of sanctions, improve risk assessment, facilitate tax compliance and meet international standards.
Identify and verify your customers and beneficial ownership.
By strategic monitoring, you can identify and report suspicious transactions and customer information updates.
With greater data, you can understand the nature and purpose of customer relationships to develop a customer risk profile.
- Perform robust risk-assessments on identities.
- Monitor for changes across your entire customer portfolio after initial account opening.
- Access advanced scoring, decisioning, high-risk alerts and verification details.
- Identify data linkages and the velocities across the Experian**®** identity and credit network.
- Access to credit and demographic data to build trusted customer profiles.
- Verify both the business and multiple business owners through a single transaction.
Fact or fiction: solving the mysteries around the FinCEN CDD Rule
Tackle some of the lingering uncertainties around the FinCEN Final Rule.