Anti-Money Laundering Questionnaire

If you answer “no” to any question, additional information can be supplied at the end of the questionnaire

 

General AML Policies, Practices and Procedures:

 

 

  1. Is the AML compliance program approved by the FI‟s board or a senior committee?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have a legal and regulatory compliance program that  includes a designated officer that is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the AML framework?

YES

NO

  1. Has the FI developed written policies documenting the processes that they have in place to prevent, detect and report suspicious transactions?

YES

NO

  1. In addition to inspections by the government supervisors/regulators, does the FI client have an internal audit function or other independent third party that assesses AML policies and practices on a regular basis?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have a policy prohibiting accounts/relationships with shell banks? (A shell bank is defined as a bank incorporated in a jurisdiction in which it has no physical presence and which is unaffiliated with a regulated financial group.)

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have policies to reasonably ensure that they will not conduct transactions with or on behalf of shell banks through any of its accounts or products?
YESNO
  1. Does the FI have policies covering relationships with Politically Exposed Persons (PEP‟s), their family and close associates?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have record retention procedures that comply with applicable law?

YES

NO

  1. Are the FI‟s AML policies and practices being applied to all branches and subsidiaries of the FI both in the home country and in locations outside of that jurisdiction?

YES

NO

Risk Assessment

 

 

  1. Does the FI determine the appropriate level of enhanced due diligence necessary for those categories of customers and transactions that the FI has reason to believe pose a heightened risk of illicit activities at or through the FI?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have a risk-based assessment of its customer base and their transactions?

YES

NO

Know Your Customer, Due Diligence and Enhanced Due Diligence

 

 

  1. Has the FI implemented processes for the identification of those customers on whose behalf it maintains or operates accounts or conducts transactions?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have a requirement to collect information regarding its customers‟ business activities?
YESNO
  1. Does the FI assess its FI customers‟ AML policies or practices?
YESNO
  1. Does the FI have a process to review and, where appropriate, update customer information relating to high risk client information?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have procedures to establish a record for each new customer noting their respective identification documents and „Know Your Customer‟ information?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI complete a risk-based assessment to understand the normal and expected transactions of its customers?
YESNO
Reportable Transactions and Prevention and Detection of Transactions with Illegally Obtained Funds

 

 

  1. Does the FI have policies or practices for the identification and reporting of transactions that are required to be reported to the authorities?

YES

NO

  1. Where cash transaction reporting is mandatory, does the FI have procedures to identify transactions structured to avoid such obligations?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI screen customers and transactions against lists of persons, entities or countries issued by government/competent authorities?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI have policies to reasonably ensure that it only operates with correspondent banks that possess licenses to operate in their countries of origin?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI adhere to the Wolfsberg Transparency Principles and the appropriate usage of the SWIFT MT 202/202COV and MT 205/205COV message formats?1

YES

NO

Transaction Monitoring

 

 

  1. Does the FI have a monitoring program for unusual and potentially suspicious activity that covers funds transfers and monetary instruments such as travelers checks, money orders, etc?

YES

NO

AML Training

 

 

  1. Does the FI provide AML training to relevant employees that includes:
    -  identification and reporting of transactions that must be reported to government authorities,
    -  examples of different forms of money laundering involving the FI‟s products and services,
    -  internal policies to prevent money laundering.

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI retain records of its training sessions including attendance records and relevant training materials used?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI communicate new AML related laws or changes to existing AML related policies or practices to relevant employees?

YES

NO

  1. Does the FI employ third parties to carry out some of the functions of the FI?

YES

NO

  1. If the answer to question 27 is yes, does the FI provide AML training to relevant third parties that includes:
    -  identification and reporting of transactions that must be reported to government authorities,
    -  examples of different forms of money laundering involving the FI‟s products and services,
    -  internal policies to prevent money laundering.

YESNO

 1 The four payment message standards to be observed are: i)FIs should not omit, delete, or alter information in payment messages or orders for the purpose of avoiding detection of that information by any other FI in the payment process; ii) FIs should not use any particular payment message for the purpose of avoiding detection of information by any other FI in the payment process; iii)Subject to applicable laws, FIs should cooperate as fully as practicable with other FIs in the payment process when requesting to provide information about the parties involved; and (iv) FIs should strangly encourage their correspondent banks to observe these principles. Source: http://www.wolfsberg-principles.com/pdf/standards/Wolfsberg_NYCH_Statement_on_Payment_Message_Standards_(2007).pdf

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