Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation April 12, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Information and Comment: Extent to Which Model Risk Management Principles Support Compliance With Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control Requirements
Document Number: 2021-07428
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-04-12
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Federal Reserve Board
The OCC, Board, FDIC, NCUA, and FinCEN (collectively, the agencies), seek information and comment from interested parties on the extent to which the principles discussed in the interagency Supervisory Guidance on Model Risk Management (referred to as the ``model risk management guidance,'' or MRMG) support compliance by banks with Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements. The agencies seek this information to enhance their understanding of bank practices in these areas and determine whether additional explanation or clarification may increase transparency, effectiveness, or efficiency. The OCC, Board, and FDIC, in consultation with NCUA and FinCEN, are concurrently issuing a statement to clarify that the risk management principles discussed in the MRMG are appropriate considerations in the context of the BSA/AML statutory and regulatory requirements.
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