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COMPLIANCE A SELF-ASSESSMENT GUIDE

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COMPLIANCE A SELF-ASSESSMENT GUIDE

    BANK SECRECY ACT

    CHECKLIST

     Yes No

    1. Has the board approved a compliance program addressing all aspects of BSA including the credit union’s Customer Identification Program (CIP) that provides for:

    _________ _________ ? A system of internal controls;

    _________ _________ ? Independent testing;

     ? An individual responsible for daily compliance;

    _________ _________ and

     ? Training for appropriate personnel? NCUA

    _________ _________ ?748.2(b)

    2. Has the credit union established a Customer Identification Program (CIP) that provides for:

     ? Obtaining basic identifying data for each person

    _________ _________ opening an account;

     ? Verification of the identity of any person opening

    _________ _________ an account;

     ? Maintenance of records of the information used to

    _________ _________ verify the person’s identity;

     ? Determination whether the person appears on any

    _________ _________ federal government list of suspected terrorists;

     and

     ? Adequate notice that the credit union will request _________ _________ information to verify identity? ?103.121

    3. Does the CIP require the following minimum information prior to opening an account: a. Name; _________ _________ b. Date of birth, for an individual; _________ _________ c. Address; _________ _________ d. Identification number (taxpayer identification

    number for U.S. person; for a non-U.S. person a

    taxpayer identification number, passport number and

    country of issuance; alien identification card number,

    or number and country of issuance of any other

    government-issued document bearing a photo or

    similar safeguard? ?103.121(b)(2) _________ _________

    4. Does the credit union maintain the identifying data for BSA CHECKLIST 1

    5 years after the account is closed? _________ _________

    5. Does the credit union maintain a descriptive record of any document used to verify identity for 5 years after the account is opened? _________ _________

    6. Does the credit union maintain a record of the resolution of any discrepancies in basic identifying data for 5 years? _________ _________

    7. Does the credit union maintain a descriptive record of any non-documentary method used to verify identity for 5 years after the account is opened? _________ _________

    8. Is a Currency Transaction Report (CTR), IRS Form 4789, filed within 15 days after a transaction in currency over $10,000 has occurred unless it is an exempt transaction? ?103.22(b) _________ __________

Note: Multiple transactions totaling more than $10,000

    during any one business day are treated as a single

    transaction.

    9. To be exempt from CTR filing, did the credit union properly file TD Form 90-22.53 “Designation of Exempt Person? ?103.22(d)(3)(i) _________ _________

    10. If a person has been exempted from CTR filing, has the credit union performed an annual review of the account and renewed, biennially, a statement certifying that the exempt person’s account has been monitored for suspicious activity? ?103.22(d)(4) and (5) _________ _________

Note: TD Form 90-22.53 must be filed for the biennial

    renewal of the exempt person designation. The credit

    union may, but is not required to, use this form to notify

    Treasury that it has revoked a member’s exempt

    designation.

    11. Does the credit union file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) within 30 calendar days after discovery of a suspicious transaction involving $5,000 or more or for insider abuse of any amount? NCUA ?748 (c) and _________ __________ ?103.18

    12. Is the supporting documentation for a SAR retained BSA CHECKLIST 2

    by the credit union for 5 years? _________ _________

Note: Supporting documentation is not to be sent with

    the SAR, but retained by the credit union and made

    available to FinCEN and any appropriate law

    enforcement agency upon request.

    13. Does the credit union adhere to the prohibition regarding the notification to any person that is involved in the activity being reported on a SAR that the activity has been reported? ?103.18(e) _________ __________

    14. Is a Report of Foreign Financial Accounts indicating a financial interest in an account in a foreign country filed annually on or before June 30? ?103.24 _________ __________

    15. Is a record of required information maintained for the issuance or sale by currency of credit union checks, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks and money orders for amounts between $3,000 and $10,000 including: a. Name of purchaser; _________ _________ b. Date of purchase; _________ _________ c. Type(s) of instrument(s) purchased; _________ _________ d. Serial number(s) of each instrument(s) purchased; _________ _________ e. Amount in dollars of each instrument purchased; and _________ _________ f. Method used to verify the identity of the purchaser? _________ _________ ?103.29(a)

    16. Is a record retained for each extension of credit over $10,000 (except for those secured by real estate)? ?103.33(a) _________ __________

    17. Is a record retained of each advice, request, or instruction resulting in a transfer of currency or other monetary instruments, funds, checks, etc. over $10,000 outside the U.S.? ?103.33(b) _________ _________

    18. For funds transfers of $3,000 or more, does the credit union retain a record of the following information: a. Name and address of originator; _________ _________ b. Amount of the payment order; _________ _________ c. Execution date of the payment order; _________ _________ d. Payment instructions; _________ _________ e. Identity of the beneficiary’s bank; and _________ _________ f. As many of the following as are received with the order: BSA CHECKLIST 3

     1. Name and address of beneficiary; _________ _________

     2. Account number of beneficiary; and _________ _________

     3. Any other specific identifier of the beneficiary? _________ _________ ?103.33(e)

    19. Does the credit union retain, for a period of 5 years either the original or a microfilm or other copy or

    reproduction of each of the following:

    a. Each document granting signature authority over each deposit or share account? ?103.34(b)(1) _________ __________ b. Each statement, ledger card or other record on each deposit or share account, showing each transaction in, or with respect to, that account? ?103.34(b)(2) _________ __________ c. Each check, draft, or money order drawn on the credit union issued and payable by it, except those drawn for $100 or less? ?103.34(b)(3) _________ __________ d. Each item in excess of $100 comprising a debit to a member’s deposit or share account? ? 103.34(b)(4) _________ __________ e. Each item, including checks, drafts, or transfers of credit, in excess of $10,000 remitted or transferred to a person, account, or place outside the U.S.? ?103.34(b)(5) _________ __________ f. A record (letter of transmittal, cash letter, or application for a draft or transfer, etc.) of each remittance or transfer of funds, or of currency, other monetary instruments, checks, investments securities, or credit, in excess of $10,000 to a person, account or place outside the U.S.? ?103.34(b)(6) _________ _________ g. Each check or draft over $10,000 drawn on or issued by a foreign bank which the credit union has paid? ?103.34(b)(7) _________ _________ h. Each item over $10,000 received directly from a bank, broker or dealer in foreign exchange outside the U.S.? ?103.34(b)(8) _________ _________ i. A record of each receipt of currency, other monetary instruments, investment securities or checks over $10,000 from a bank, broker or dealer in foreign exchange outside the U.S.? ?103.34(b)(9) _________ _________ j. With respect to demand deposits, records needed to reconstruct a transaction account and to trace a check in excess of $100? ?103.34(b)(10) _________ _________ k. A record with the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of the purchases of each certificate of deposit, as well as a description of the instrument, a note of the method of payment, and the date of the transaction? ?103.34(b)(11) _________ _________ BSA CHECKLIST 4

    l. A record with the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of any person presenting a certification of deposit for payment, as well as a description of the instrument and the date of the transaction? ?103.34(b)(12) _________ _________ m. Each deposit slip showing a transaction more than $100 and showing the currency involved? ?103.34(b)(13) _________ _________

    20. Has the credit union designated a point-of-contact to receive information requests from FinCEN regarding investigations of terrorist activity or money laundering? ?103.100(b)(2)(iii) _________ _________ Notes: The point-of-contact information is collected on

    the quarterly call report.

    These requests are generally referred to as “Section

    314(a) requests.”

    21. Does the credit union begin its search for the information request (Section 314(a) request) promptly and complete it within two weeks, reporting any matches to FinCEN immediately? ?103.100(b)(2)(ii) _________ _________

    22. If the credit union wishes to share information with any other financial institution for purposes of identifying and reporting activities involving suspected terrorist activity or money laundering, has it submitted a certification to FinCEN and resubmitted the certification each year for which it plans to share information? _________ _________ ?103.110(b)(2)

    Note: Certifications may be submitted by accessing

    FinCEN’s web site at: www.fincen.gov and clicking on

    “Section 314(b) Notif.”

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