CSBS and a group of state BSA/AML subject-matter experts developed the BSA/AML Self-Assessment Tool to be used at the discretion of a financial institution to help in the BSA/AML risk assessment process.
It is flexible and intended to be adapted to each institution’s circumstances and risk profile. As the instructions above state, the tool is not a replacement for other aspects of an institution’s BSA/AML risk management program, but is an optional supplement to that program.
It is our hope that this tool helps institutions more effectively assess and internally manage their BSA/AML risks and thus reduce some of the regulatory burden associated with BSA/AML risk management. The internal communication this tool encourages should lead to a more informed board and staff, reducing uncertainty and improving the institution’s risk posture. The Assessment Tool is available for use by any institution and is strictly optional.
We invite feedback and questions at email@example.com.
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