This Bank Secrecy Act training will explain how to train your frontline staff to ask BSA questions. It will cover Currency Transaction Report (CTR), Monetary Instrument Log (MIL) and Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) scenarios and questions and much more.
Because the frontline of any financial institution is the first line of defense, it stands to reason that ill-trained frontline staff will, in essence, be the collapse of your institution. A strong and well educated frontline staff will help develop a strong back office BSA department for your financial institution. Often times, the frontline doesn’t know why they are asking the questions or what the point of BSA truly is.
This webinar will not only give them viable scenarios and how to respond but will also explain why they are asking the questions in the first place. Another valuable section of this webinar will be teaching the frontline when questions need to be asked. Most are familiar with when they should question CTR and MIL related transactions, but being able to look at a customer’s account history can also teach them how to ask for possible SAR situations.Areas Covered in the Webinar:
Banking AML and CFT Consultant, Various International Consultant Firms
Thomas E Nollner has more than 35 years of experience in financial institution supervision and consulting. Mr. Nollner spent 30 years as a National Bank Examiner for the Comptroller of the Currency where he was a safety and soundness examiner and a compliance examiner. As a safety and soundness examiner he examined national banks for capital adequacy, asset quality, management issues, earnings concerns, and liquidity funding. As a compliance examiner, he examined national banks for compliance with consumer laws and regulations such as the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Flood Disaster Protection Act, the Community Reinvestment Act, and AML/CFT laws and regulations. His specialty was as an AML/CFT examiner, where he analyzed a bank’s AML/CFT program to ensure that it complied with applicable banking laws, rules, and regulations; he reviewed the bank’s suspicious transactions identification, monitoring, and reporting process; he traced proceeds and transactions through several layers of activity; and, he reviewed a bank’s processes and procedures to determine root causes of AML/CFT program weaknesses.
Mr. Nollner currently works as a consultant for the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), a branch of the U S Treasury that assists developing countries with banking issues. Mr. Nollner is assigned to the Economic Crimes Team that focused on training, assisting, and mentoring the staffs of the financial regulatory departments and financial intelligence units of various countries regarding AML/CFT compliance. In this capacity, Thomas worked in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Viet Nam, Honduras, Guatemala, Guyana, Suriname, and Argentina developing AML/CFT examination procedures, providing AML/CFT training and mentoring, and updating local AML/CFT laws and regulations.
We all know that the frontline is first line of defense when it comes to a strong BSA/AML program but for being the frontline they need to be just as well trained as the back office compliance department. Sadly, this is generally not the case. The frontline has one of the hardest jobs; they are to be customer service focused but also need to be a mouthpiece for a strong compliance department that is often times at odds. Even in the time of the Patriot ACT people still believe they have a right to their privacy and nothing is more personal than their hard earned money. While you, the financial institution, are not trying to violate their right to privacy, your customer needs to understand you are here to help them and not irritate them. The best way to equip frontline staff with the proper tools it to teach them how a BSA officer would talk to a customer.
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