DFS Regulation Part 504
New Financial Crime Compliance regulations, are designed to prompt banks and financial institutions (FIs) to improve their internal compliance efforts. The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Part 504 is no different. It aims not only to drive programme enhancements in compliance, but bring senior management accountability. Certifications are required from senior executives as to the efficacy of their AML and Sanctions systems and controls. The impact will not only be felt in NY – any bank or FI regulated by NYDFS or those clearing US Dollars in NY through a subsidiary or branch will be caught up in this regulation, regardless of size.
The challenge for banks and FIs is to fully understand the potential impact of Part 504 and to position themselves to be able to respond in a timely, but proportionate and efficient, manner. Part 504 certification requirement comes into effect on 15 April 2018 – firms should therefore act now to ensure they are positioned to comply by the deadline.
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