4700 Emperor Blvd - Durham
Time: Day 1, 9 am – 5 pm
Day 2, 8:30 am – 12 pm
Patti Blenden is returning to lead our compliance experts through the various updates in BSA and AML.
This program is designed to enhance the skills of your Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti‐Money Laundering (AML) support staﬀ, your independent audit team, and any personnel responsible for managing and maintaining a strong BSA and AML program. Expand your staﬀ’s understanding and expertise in some of the most critical skills they will ever possess – skills that can protect your profits in these very challenging times of tight margins and sustained high expectations! Exam findings indicate we need to strengthen our compliance management program!
Patti Blenden of Financial Solutions will lead our program to discover new and improved solutions to the ever‐expanding regulatory challenges. She will discuss the latest developments regarding risk assessment, criminal activity patterns indicating increased problems and the bank’s reporting responsibilities that accompany those scenarios. Join us for the review of an updated and expanded risk assessment methodology including the required elements for documenting your bank’s risk assessment. Learn from others’ mistakes by reviewing the latest BSA/AML enforcement actions and how the criminals and terrorists are expanding their use of electronic payment methods, prepaid cards and just about anything else they can get their hands on! Attendees will pick up new tricks and tips to maximize their programs designed to comply with these very important issues facing every financial institution. We’ll learn, we’ll laugh, and we’ll vent a little. Most importantly, we’ll be ready to face the latest version of BSA and AML challenges with a few more eﬀective tools.
Confirmed topics include:
- BSA/AML Regulatory Program Expectations
- Customer Identification Program (CIP)
- Customer Due Diligence (CDD)
- Currency Transaction Reports (CTR) and CTR Exemptions
- Suspicious Activity Reportings (SAR)
- Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Program
- BSA Training for Everyone
- Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Trends
- High Risk Areas of Concern
- SAR Case Studies
Patti Blenden – Financial Solutions
Patti Blenden is a dynamic speaker and leader with strong, intuitive management skills, and a deep conviction that “excellence is not optional.” She has extensive experience in working with financial institutions, bank data processors and governmental agencies. Patti has more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry as an entrepreneur and financial institution executive. She is a Certified Public Accountant, skilled regulatory compliance consultant, bank operations specialist, system automation designer and an enthusiastic regulatory compliance instructor who believes in providing real-world solutions ready for immediate implementation.
Patti founded Financial Solutions in 1990 to offer financial institutions complete, cost-effective regulatory compliance solutions, thereby eliminating an institution’s need to rush to increase overhead. The company specializes in providing regulatory compliance assistance for financial institutions through policies, programs, on-site compliance reviews and customized training.
The NCBA has secured a discounted rate of $149/night for our attendees at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. To secure this discounted rate, please call the hotel directly at 919.941.5050 and request the NC Bankers Association rate for the nights of January 30 & 31.
Please note that attendees are responsible for securing their hotel reservations. The cut-off date to make reservations at the discounted rate is Tuesday, January 29.