BSA and AML Day National 2020 Celebration

Jill Cacic
October 19, 2020
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Honor BSA/AML Professionals on October 26th

Professionals across the nation are encouraged to celebrate National Financial Crime Fighter Day. 


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Importance of October 26th

History of BSA/AML Day

The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) was passed by Congress in 1970 in an effort to better protect the United States financial system from money laundering and financing of criminal activities. For the past 50 years, BSA and AML professionals have been working tirelessly to protect our financial system around the clock. They are the first line of detection for money laundering and terrorist financing and play a vital role in uncovering criminal activity that poses threats to the United States and its citizens.

On October 26, 2001, after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, President Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) into effect, ultimately cementing the importance of BSA/AML professionals in protecting our financial system. It is a day that deserves to be recognized.

Abrigo is dedicated to support the BSA/AML industry and be an advocate for BSA/AML professionals. In 2017, we began a pursuit to create a national day dedicated to honoring those who work in the BSA/AML industry.

We started the journey by contacting state government offices.  We told history, we petitioned for recognition, we were persistent with our message, and we were successful. October 26th is now, officially, a nationally recognized day honoring BSA/AML Professionals. Learn more about the day on the National Day Calendar about National Financial Crime Fighter Day

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How to Celebrate BSA/AML Day

While you deserve to be honored every day for the hard work you do protecting our financial system, we’re proud to be able to give you one day dedicated to the work you do. Below are a few ways to celebrate but no matter how you celebrate, know that your Abrigo family is celebrating with you. 


Do you have an important BSA/AML win in your career? Is there one moment that stood out above the rest for you where you were able to truly make a difference and stop financial crime? We want to hear from you. Let us know your biggest BSA/AML win.


Use the profile picture and share about the day. Visit for more information.


Write a note of encouragement to your BSA/AML peers and let them know the great work they do doesn’t go unnoticed.


Take your career to the next level and become a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Plan to spend some time with your  BSA/AML or compliance staff with a virtual celebration.


It's National Day!

Visit for details and information about the day. There you can join other professionals on the best ways to celebrate and share your story. The National Day Calendar has Financial Crime Fighter Day ready to share with your colleagues and network. 

Abrigo fought to honor BSA and AML professionals to celebrate the work that they do and demonstrate our dedication to serving them. We are committed to supporting the work that they do by offering solutions, education, and services that make the jobs of BSA and AML professionals easier and detecting financial crime a success. We want to recognize this day with our entire industry family and encourage the rest of the nation to join us.

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Jill Cacic

Jill is a senior public relations specialist at Abrigo.

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