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Check Correspondent Banks on OFAC? Wire Transfers

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We are a de novo bank and our BSA officer mentioned that it was "recommended" by FDIC regulators that banks need to check their correspondent banks on OFAC anytime they send or receive a wire from them. To me this seems pointless and quite excessive. We send/receive wires through PCBB and I can't see us needing to check OFAC lists for their name daily. Is this really necessary?

First published on 09/29/2019

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