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Anti-Money Laundering
Examination Manual

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APPENDIX Q: ABBREVIATIONS

Abbreviations

Full name


 

ACH

 

Automated Clearing House

 

AML

 

Anti-Money Laundering

 

APO

 

Army Post Office

 

ATM

 

Automated Teller Machine

 

APT

 

Asset Protection Trust

 

BCBS

 

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

 

BHC

 

Bank Holding Company

 

BIS

 

Bank for International Settlements

 

BCTR

 

BSA CTR (replaced FinCEN CTR Form 104)

 

BMPE

 

Black Market Peso Exchange

 

BSA

 

Bank Secrecy Act

 

BSA-ID

 

BSA Identification Number (utilized in FinCEN Query System)

 

BSAR

 

BSA SAR (replaced FinCEN SAR-DI Form TD 90-22.47)

 

CISADA

 

Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act

 

CDD

 

Customer Due Diligence

 

CFR

 

Code of Federal Regulations

 

CHIPS

 

Clearing House Interbank Payments System

 

CIF

 

Customer Information File

 

CIP

 

Customer Identification Program

 

CMIR

 

Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments

 

CTR

 

Currency Transaction Report

 

DCN

 

Document Control Number

 

DOEP

 

Designation of Exempt Person Report

 

E-banking

 

Electronic Banking

 

EDD

 

Enhanced Due Diligence

 

EFT

 

Electronic Funds Transfer

 

EIC

 

Examiner in Charge

 

EIN

 

Employer Identification Number

 

EPN

 

Electronic Payments Network

 

ERISA

 

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

 

FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Question

 

FATF

 

Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering

 

FBAR

 

Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts

 

FBI

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

FCUA

 

Federal Credit Union Act

 

FDIA

 

Federal Deposit Insurance Act

 

FDIC

 

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

 

Fedwire

 

Fedwire Funds Service

 

FFIEC

 

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

 

FGO

 

Foreign Gateway Operator

 

FIL

 

Financial Institution Letter

 

FinCEN

 

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

 

FPO

 

Fleet Post Office

 

GAO

 

U.S. Government Accountability Office

 

GO

 

Gateway Operator

 

GPR

 

General Purpose Reloadable Card

 

HIDTA

 

High Intensity Drug Trafficking area

 

HIFCA

 

High Intensity Financial Crime Area

 

IAIS

 

International Association of Insurance Supervisors

 

IAT

 

International Automated Clearing House Transaction

 

IBC

 

International Business Corporation

 

IEEPA

 

International Emergency Economic Powers Act

 

IMF

 

International Monetary Fund

 

INCSR

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

 

IOLTA

 

Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Account

 

IP

 

Internet Protocol

 

IRA

 

Individual Retirement Account

 

IRS

 

Internal Revenue Service

 

ISO

 

Independent Sales Organization

 

ITIN

 

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

 

IVTS

 

Informal Value Transfer Systems

 

KYC

 

Know Your Customer

 

LCU

 

Letters to Credit Unions

 

MIS

 

Management Information Systems

 

MLSA

 

Money Laundering Suppression Act of 1994

 

MLTA

 

U.S. Money Laundering Threat Assessment

 

MSB

 

Money Services Business

 

NACHA

 

NACHA — The Electronic Payments Association

 

NASD

 

National Association of Securities Dealers

 

NASDAQ

 

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation Systems

 

NBFI

 

Nonbank Financial Institutions

 

NCCT

 

Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories

 

NCUA

 

National Credit Union Administration

 

NDIP

 

Nondeposit Investment Products

 

NGO

 

Nongovernmental Organization

 

NIS

 

Nominee Incorporation Services

 

NMLS

 

Nationwide Multi-State Licensing System & Registry

 

NRA

 

Nonresident Alien

 

NSF

 

Nonsufficient Funds

 

NSL

 

National Security Letter

 

OCC

 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

 

ONDCP

 

Office of National Drug Control Policy

 

ODFI

 

Originating Depository Financial Institution

 

OFAC

 

Office of Foreign Assets Control

 

OFC

 

Offshore Financial Center

 

OTS

 

Office of Thrift Supervision

 

PEP

 

Politically Exposed Person

 

PIC

 

Private Investment Company

 

POS

 

Point-of-Sale

 

PTA

 

Payable Through Account

 

PUPID

 

Payable Upon Proper Identification

 

RA

 

Regulatory Alerts

 

RCC

 

Remotely Created Check

 

RDC

 

Remote Deposit Capture

 

RDFI

 

Receiving Depository Financial Institution

 

ROE

 

Report of Examination

 

SAR

 

Suspicious Activity Report

 

SISS

 

Secure Information Sharing System

 

SDN

 

Specially Designated Nationals or Blocked Persons

 

SEC

 

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

SOD

 

Summary of Deposits

 

SSN

 

Social Security Number

 

SWIFT

 

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication

 

TBML

 

Trade Based Money Laundering

 

TIN

 

Taxpayer Identification Number

 

TPSP

 

Third-Party Service Provider

 

TWEA

 

Trading With the Enemy Act

 

UBPR

 

Uniform Bank Performance Report

 

U.S. Treasury

 

U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

USA PATRIOT
Act

 

Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001

 

USC

 

United States Code

 

Web CBRS

 

Web Currency and Banking Retrieval System

 

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