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AuditLink Trains Clients on Abnormal Activity Monitoring

I want to thank the 63 clients that joined me today for our training on Abnormal Activity monitoring.  As promised, I have attached the presentation slides.   Abnormal Activity Monitoring

AuditLink’s Third Annual Conversations On Compliance Event was a Success

AuditLink, the auditing and compliance division of CU*Answers, facilitated its third annual compliance symposium sponsored by Michigan Legacy Credit Union in Pontiac, Michigan. “This is the largest event AuditLink facilitates during the year, which has grown in popularity and this year included over thirty compliance professionals,” said Jim Vilker VP of Professional Services. To start […]

2017 CFO Strategies

AuditLink had the opportunity to present at the annual CU*Answers CFO Strategies to discuss internal controls and vendor management.  As promised, here is the presentation material.  If anyone has any questions or would like more information on vendor management, please email info@auditlinksuite.com. CFO strategies 2017

SARs – Who’s Reading These Anyway?

Do you ever wonder what happens to your Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) after you submit them?  FinCEN has an interesting doc that explains what happens to your SARs during the first review.  It’s a little old but still pretty relevant. It can be found by clicking here.

AuditLink’s New Office!

AuditLink has moved! A couple of months ago, we moved to the 44th street offices of CU*Answers. In order to reduce confusion, we have decided to share our new location with all of you.  The entrance is off of 44th street, and AuditLink is located in building C, which is all the way back in the left […]

NAFCU Blog on BSA Reporting Myths

Happy Friday!  If you don’t already get the NAFCU blog emails every day, I highly encourage you to sign up.  Today they wrote a great post on BSA reporting myths that I wanted to share. Have a great weekend!

Same Day ACH Q & A

Same Day ACH is here!  CU*Answers has compiled a list of answers to common questions asked by our clients as it relates to Same Day ACH.  Please contact a CU*Answers representative if you have additional questions.       We will only have to post Same Day Credits this year, correct? Correct, only credits will […]

Same Day ACH – We Are Ready

*UPDATE*  We have made a couple clarifying changes to the PowerPoint. Thank you to all who attended this afternoon’s webinar on Same Day ACH.  As promised, I have attached the PowerPoint slides from the presentation.  Jeff and I will work on getting answers to the few questions we missed and I will have them posted here shortly. […]

New Information Regarding 314(a) Data

Many of you received the email from FinCEN today announcing that IP addresses and e-mail addresses may be included within the 314(a) subject information that is made available to you via the Secure Information Sharing System (SISS).  CU*Answers also received this email and is researching what (if anything) we will need to do with this data.  […]

Conversations on Compliance – Another Successful Event

We here at AuditLink would like to thank everyone that attended our Conversations on Compliance event on May 24.  It was a great day! As promised, attached are the presentations from the day.  Mark your calendars for next year as we will be moving this event to a venue. Tentative date is May 10, 2017. […]

Combating Tax Return Fraud

It is that time of year again…tax season.  For the every-day consumer, this is either a time of excitement for those of you getting a return or a time of dread for the others that have to pay.  However, for those of us in the financial industry, it is a time that we are all […]

FinCEN Cybersecurity Recommendation

At a Cybersecurity forum in New York on December 10, 2015, FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery said that Financial Institutions should include IP addresses and other cyber-derived information in the SARs that they file. Shasky Calvery states: “This information is incredibly important to the FinCEN analysts and law enforcement investigators working to combat cyber-crimes.” For CU*BASE […]

Winners of the Second Cost of Compliance Announced

Today at the 2015 CU*Answers Annual Leadership Conference, CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes announced the winners of the second Cost of Compliance contest, sponsored by AuditLink, the compliance division of CU*Answers. For the first contest in 2014, credit unions were tasked with creating a template for calculating and accounting for the cost of compliance. In the […]

Employee Security: Do Your Employees Have Too Much Power?

An AuditLink service that has become popular during the last year has been our Employee Security Reviews.  Word in the industry is that auditors and examiners are now paying a bit closer attention to your employee access points to the CU*BASE platform.  Reviewing employee security is one of the most painstaking tasks a security officer performs […]