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OCC Bulletin 2018-36
October 4, 2018
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Chief Executive Officers, BSA Officers, and Compliance Officers of National Banks, Federal Savings Associations, and Federal Branches and Agencies; Department and Division Heads; All Examining Personnel; and Other Interested Parties
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (collectively, the agencies) are publishing a statement to address instances in which banks may decide to enter into collaborative arrangements to share resources to manage their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) obligations more efficiently and effectively.
The principles contained in this statement apply to all national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies. Collaborative arrangements as described in the statement generally are most suitable for banks with a community focus, less complex operations, and lower-risk profiles for money laundering or terrorist financing.
Please contact Spencer W. Doak, Director for BSA/AML Compliance Policy, at (202) 649-5470.
Grovetta N. Gardineer
Senior Deputy Comptroller for Compliance and Community Affairs