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OCC Bulletin 2023-26
August 2, 2023
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Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks, Federal Savings Associations, and Federal Branches and Agencies; Department and Division Heads; All Examining Personnel; and Other Interested Parties
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) updated the following sections of the FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual:
These updates reflect the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s continued commitment to, and leadership on, interagency reform efforts that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the BSA/AML regime and reduce unnecessary burden on banks.1
The updated FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual applies to the supervision of community banks.
The updated sections reinforce the risk-focused approach to BSA/AML examinations. Specifically, the updates are as follows:
Please contact Eric Ellis, Director, BSA Policy, at (202) 649-5470.
Grovetta N. Gardineer
Senior Deputy Comptroller for Bank Supervision Policy
1 "Banks" collectively refers to national banks, federal savings associations, and federal branches and agencies of foreign banking organizations.