MassPoint’s Founder and Principal, Hdeel Abdelhady, discussed the legal significance and potential commercial implications of the NYDFS’ enforcement action against Habib Bank at a time of correspondent banking derisking.
Ms. Abdelhady stated that: “at any time, the loss a New York banking license and direct access to the U.S. financial system would be devastating, but the potential implications of the lost license may be greater now given that U.S. banks have steadily exited or limited foreign correspondent relationships in recent years, leaving foreign banks cut off from or with limited or costly access to the U.S. dollar and financial system.”
Read Ms. Abdelhady’s full comments here in this comprehensive piece, by Brian Monroe, published by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.
Related MassPoint Publications
- Congressional Hearing on Terrorism Financing Probes Bank Secrecy Act Data Effectiveness, Potential BSA Amendments
- Senate Bill to Combat ISIS Targets “Jurisdictions of Terrorism Financing Concern”
- Trump’s Foreign Policy May Further Strain Foreign Correspondent Banking (Derisking)
- Panama Papers Renew Relevance of Proposed U.S. Beneficial Ownership Rule
- Proposed U.S. Rule Requires Banks to Collect Beneficial Ownership Information
- Cross-Compliance for Financial Institutions: the Anti-Corruption-AML Nexus
- Do U.S. Banking Regulators Like the NYDFS Have Authority to Enforce OFAC Sanctions?