OCC Bulletin 2005-19| May 6, 2005

Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering: Interagency Interpretive Guidance on Providing Banking Services to Money Services Businesses Operating in the United States

To

Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks, Department and Division Heads, and All Examining Personnel

The guidance attached to this bulletin continues to apply to federal savings associations.

The attached document, issued on April 26, 2005, provides interpretive guidance from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of Thrift Supervision, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to banking organizations regarding the Bank Secrecy Act and money services businesses.  With the issuance of this guidance, OCC Advisory 2004-7, "Guidance on Money Services Business Customers" is rescinded.

For further information, please contact your examiner-in-charge, OCC supervisory office, or the OCC Compliance Policy Department at (202) 649-5740.

Ann F. Jaedicke
Deputy Comptroller for Compliance Policy

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