This webinar will discuss the background of correspondent banking, the positive things your institution can gain from conducting correspondent banking, and the many risks associated with having a correspondent banking line of business. We will discuss international laws and regulations, industry standards, and common business practices related to correspondent banking.
There are many risks related to acquiring, maintaining, and supervising correspondent banking relationships which employees and management of financial institution’s need to be aware of and actively manage.
With the enhanced scrutiny by regulators of a financial institution’s compliance program regarding correspondent banking relationships and the trend for financial institutions to rethink their decisions to maintain these relationships, it is important that employees and management of financial institutions are aware of and fully understand correspondent banking regulations and guidance.
This course will discuss the many issues related to KYC, CDD, risk rating, and the suspicious activity process as these relate to maintaining foreign correspondent relationships. In addition, the course will discuss the “de-risking” issue (a bank terminating a foreign correspondent relationship) and other current trends related to foreign correspondent banking.
After attending this webinar, you will have a much better understanding of the risks associated with having correspondent banking as a business line for your institution.
You will gain an appreciation for why you might want to conduct correspondent banking, the money-laundering risks you might be exposed to, advantages of correspondent banking, correspondent banking relationships, and some mitigating practices you may want to adopt to prevent your institution from being fined or sanctioned for unlawful practices.
Years of Experience: 35+ years
Areas of Expertise: AML/CFT Laws and Regulations
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.View all trainings by this speaker