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Financial Institution’s Guide to a Successful AML Compliance Merger or Acquisition

Learn how to navigate mergers/acquisitions and AML compliance.

Mergers and acquisitions (M & A) are alive and well in the financial services industry. With institution consolidations on the rise, it’s essential to conduct proper due diligence. A compliant Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program can determine the success of a merger or acquisition. When two financial institutions come together, each AML and fraud compliance function will need to be consolidated. Integrating programs creates challenges for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officers responsible for developing an integration plan while ensuring ongoing compliance with existing day-to-day tasks. In this whitepaper, discover why a compliant BSA/AML program is important in the consolidation of institutions. Understanding the mission-critical analysis, best practices, and risks of BSA/AML compliance – no matter what side of the transaction you are on – can determine the success of the transaction and assist in avoiding penalties.

Download this whitepaper to learn:

  • The current outlook on financial institution M & A for 2022
  • Critical steps to consider when developing a consolidation plan and making decisions around how to build your combined AML compliance team
  • How compliance professionals are positioned to protect and prepare the institution for any potential risk the consolidation brings

If M&A seems daunting, or if you are short-staffed, Abrigo Advisory Services can help. Learn more about how we can assist during this transition.