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In/out in BSA/AML: John Byrne's 2013 AML list

Trends, not tunes, this week

In/out in BSA/AML: John Byrne's 2013 AML list

I usually work a song or movie title into my blog headlines, but the only one that might tie in with this week's is "Auld Lang Syne"-- and we'll all be hearing that one enough over the next few days.


But I think, in the spirit of looking backward and forward at this time of year, it is appropriate to think about what is "out" and what is "in" in our part of the banking community.


The AML 2013 List is a combination of what I have heard from the AML community, my own view of what is "in" or "out"--and wishful thinking. If you want to print it out, click here or on the image below for a printable PDF. (And please do share your thoughts.)


Happy New Year!


--John Byrne




Disclaimer: John Byrne's views do not necessarily reflect those of the American Bankers Association.


John Byrne

John Byrne is Senior Advisor to the Advisory Board  of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and Vice-Chairman of AML RightSource. ACAMS, with more than 70,000 members, develops anti-money laundering/sanctions/financial crime detection programs and certifies specialists in financial and non-financial businesses and government agencies. Byrne is a nationally known regulatory and legislative attorney with over 30 years of experience in a vast array of financial services issues, with particular expertise in all aspects of regulatory oversight, policy and management, anti-money laundering (AML), privacy, and consumer compliance. He has written hundreds of articles on AML; represented the banking industry in this area before Congress, state legislatures, and international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and many other media outlets. Byrne has received a number of awards, including the Director's Medal for Exceptional Service from the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the ABA's Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field. His podcast, "AML Now" (on ITunes) received a 2017 Communicator Award for hosting from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Byrne's blog on AML and Fraud on received a Gold Hermes Award in 2016. John received the ACAMS Lifetime Service Award in September. Byrne can be e-mailed at [email protected]; and don't miss John's updates on Twitter! You can find him at @jbacams2011

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