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SAR Document Retention

What are the guidelines for retaining SAR documentation?

According to the "Bank Secrecy Act Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual" published by the FFIEC, "banks must retain copies of SARs and supporting documentation for five years from the date of filing the SAR."
Note: Be sure to talk to your legal and compliance departments before making retention decisions.

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First published on 06/24/2018

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