FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering InfoBase

Prompt delivery of introductory, reference, and educational training material on specific topics of interest to field examiners from FFIEC members

Examination Procedures

Procedures that provide guidance to examiners for carrying out BSA/AML and OFAC examinations


Additional resources published by FFIEC members, FinCEN, and OFAC


View the online BSA/AML Examination Manual and Procedures.

Welcome to the FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering InfoBase. The "FFIEC InfoBase" concept was developed by the FFIEC’s Task Force on Examiner Education and the Task Force on Supervision to provide field examiners at the financial institution regulatory agencies with an electronic source for training and distributing needed examination information. Financial institutions will also benefit from this training and examination information. The long-term goal of the InfoBase is to provide just-in-time training for new regulations and for other topics of specific concern to examiners within the FFIEC's member agencies: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the State Liaison Committee. The SLC includes representatives from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, the American Council of State Savings Supervisors, and the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors.

ManualLink to all the sections of the BSA/AML Manual and Examination Procedures

Agency ResourcesLink to the regulatory resources sorted by regulatory agency

ReferencesThis page contains topical materials that supplement manual content and are for informational purposes

GlossaryDefinitions of terms found in or relating to BSA/AML manual concepts

BSA/AML InfoBase Manual

Quickly access all the sections of the BSA/AML Manual


An introduction to the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual and related concepts.


Guidance to examiners on examination scoping and planning, assessing the BSA risk assessment and compliance program, and developing conclusions and finalizing the exam.


Guidance to examiners on assessing compliance with other statutory and regulatory BSA requirements.


Guidance to examiners on assessing BSA/AML compliance program structures, management of foreign branches, and parallel banking.


Guidance to examiners on risks associated with product and services.


Guidance to examiners on assessing risks associated with certain types of persons and entities.


Supplementary BSA/AML materials including laws & regulations, directives, references, and guidance.

How to use the BSA/AML InfoBase

The BSA/AML InfoBase Home Page (this screen) provides users with access to everything in one place. At the top of the screen, across the banner from left to right, users can get to the Infobase Home Page, the Online BSA/AML Manual, Examination Procedures, References, and the FFIEC Home Page. By hovering over the BSA/AML Manual link in the banner, users can select the additonal options and information they want to see, including PDF versions of the manual and a spanish translation. At the bottom of the screen, the user can link to a page containing all of the Examination Procedures available for single or multiple download.


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