One BSA related change of note, the DBF slightly amended when state-chartered institutions must send a copy of a filed Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) to the Department. The DBF removed the requirements to forward the SAR when the report involves a loss or potential loss of $100,000 or more and when filing on a money-service business (MSB) that is a customer of the institution. The DBF also added additional notification requirements. See below for the current notification requirements.
Chapter 80-9-1-.02 (1) A state chartered financial institution filing a suspicious activity report (SAR) with a federal authority must send a copy of such report to the Department promptly after filing the SAR if:
(a) The SAR involves a director, officer, employee, or principal shareholder of the state chartered financial institution, or a known immediate family member, related interest, or an affiliate of a director, executive officer, or principal shareholder of the state chartered financial institution;
(b) The SAR indicates that a financial institution is a suspect or otherwise indicates the possibility that such financial institution violated the law; or
(c) The SAR involves an affiliate or subsidiary of the financial institution.
(2) Along with any SAR forwarded to the Department, a financial institution shall also notify the Department when law enforcement or the financial institution's insurers, including, but not limited to surety companies, have been notified of the underlying activity.
It is recommended that state-chartered institutions update their BSA procedures for the changes.