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The CFPB issues additional guidance on its treatment of confidential supervisory information to calm industry concerns?

USA - January 17 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB” or the “Bureau”) issued Bulletin 12-01 on January 4, 2012 to clarify its practices regarding the collection and safeguarding of information obtained through the supervisory process....

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FinCEN issues advisories identifying countries with strategic anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing deficiencies

USA - November 30 2011 On November 15, 2011, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued two guidance documents alerting financial institutions operating in the United States of money laundering and terrorism financing risks associated with certain countries’ financial systems....


FinCEN issues FAQs to respond to numerous questions raised by the Prepaid Access Final Rule

USA - November 5 2011 On November 2, 2011, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued Frequently Asked Questions to provide interpretive guidance for the Prepaid Access....


The Wolfsberg Group publishes AML guidance on prepaid & stored value cards

USA - October 28 2011 The Wolfsberg Group of the International Financial Institutions published its latest guidance on October 14, 2011 on money laundering risks and mitigants of prepaid and stored value cards....


HSN's QR code experiment intended to gauge consumers’ interest in scan-to-buy features

USA - October 25 2011 Earlier this month, Home Shopping Network (HSN) conducted a four-day television experiment aimed at educating viewers of its shopping network on the use of “QR codes” or “Quick Response codes”i.e., black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background similar to bar codes....