Bank regulators issue Matters Requiring Immediate Attention1 and Matters Requiring Attention or Matters Requiring Board Attention2 (collectively referred to as MRAs) to financial institutions (FIs) to communicate supervisory concerns—such as a deviation from sound governance, internal controls and risk management principles, and/or noncompliance with laws...

The debate over whether financial institutions (FIs) should pursue advanced technologies—including intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning—to drive sanctions compliance has shifted from “if” to “when, how and to what scale?” These technologies redefine what is possible in sanctions compliance by helping implement...

The complex techniques some individuals and organizations employ to avoid sanctions regulations issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) often make headlines. Although criminals intentionally evade sanctions, financial institutions (FIs) may unintentionally facilitate sanctions evasion—resulting in not only financial and reputational risk, but...