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BSA Compliance During an Acquisition

Remaining compliant with the ever-changing BSA/AML regulations, while meeting the goals and demands of your own institution, is a complex and challenging component of every BSA and Compliance Officer’s job. The responsibility of BSA compliance during acquisitions becomes even more challenging. A strong culture of compliance needs to be in place to have a successful acquisition.

Whether you are acquiring an institution or the institution that is being acquired, it is important to identify ALL BSA/AML risks in order for your compliance program to remain successful. In this webinar, we will help you understand the five most critical BSA issues during an acquisition, offer best practice advice for quantifying the target’s BSA risk, and identify the four critical steps to creating a plan for merging BSA programs. After the webinar, resources to evaluate your institution’s risk and the risk of an institution you may acquire will be provided.

This webinar has been approved for 1.25 CRCM, 1.25 CAFP, 1.25 CFSSP, and 1 CAMS credits. The presentation can be found here. The BSA Mergers and Acquisition Checklist can be found on the RegSmart website. To obtain a copy of your certificate of attending please email [email protected].

Download to Learn:

  • The five most critical BSA issues during an acquisition
  • Best practice advice for quantifying the target’s BSA risk
  • How to identify the four critical steps to creating a plan for merging BSA programs


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Meet Your Presenters

BSA Compliance in Acquisitions






Lori Moore, CRCM
Director of Innovation

Lori has over 30 years of experience working with community banks, ranging in asset size from $250 million to over $1 billion. Throughout her career, Lori has served as BSA Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Senior Vice President of Compliance and Audit, and Vice President of IT/Network Administration. Lori’s experience includes more than 10 years in the RegTech industry serving as Vice President of Regulatory Intelligence at Continuity and Director of Compliance at CSI.

BSA Compliance in Acquisitions






Mark Stetler, JD, CAMS

Mark graduated with honors from Baylor University with a BBA in Finance and the University of Texas Law School. He practiced at a private law firm and then for the financial services subsidiary of the nation’s largest homebuilder. Mark served as general counsel for a multi-state title agent and a loan quality assurance company. In 2001, he joined NIA Consulting, where he became senior partner. NIA grew to become one of the nation’s largest financial fraud auditing firms. In 2007, Mark was instrumental in arranging the sale of NIA to Interthinx (a subsidiary of Verisk—NASDAQ: VRSK). Mark co-founded RegSmart in 2015. His vision is to solve mission-critical compliance issues for financial institutions with effective and efficient technology.