Glossary

Anti Money Laundering (AML)

The Patriot Act, which amends the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), was adopted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Patriot Act is intended to strengthen U.S. measures to prevent, detect, and prosecute international money laundering and the financing of terrorism. These efforts include anti-money laundering (AML) tools that impact the banking, financial, and investment communities. An AML Program must be in writing and must include:

Related Terms

  • Know Your Customer (KYC)

    Know Your Customer is the due diligence and bank regulation that financial institutions and other regulated companies must perform to identify their clients and ascertain relevant information pertinent to doing financial business with them.

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  • Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)

    Requires financial institutions in the United States to assist U.S. government agencies to detect and prevent money laundering.

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