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Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing

Future regulation of U.S. real estate brokers and agents may occur regarding the growing problems of money laundering and terrorist financing. To help minimize the need for targeted regulations, brokers and agents need to become aware of how real estate is currently being used in illegal financing schemes and begin to take steps to play their part in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

November 15, 2012
The purpose of this fact sheet and suggested voluntary guidelines is to increase real estate professionals’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the potential money laundering risks surrounding real estate and enable them to identify practical measures to mitigate the risks.
January 18, 2013
There are several agencies and organizations, both in the U.S. and abroad, that are combating money-laundering and terrorist financing and can provide guidance and support on these important issues. Real estate agents should familiarize themselves with these agencies and organizations to better understand how they impact the business of real estate.
December 31, 2012
Is your buyer laundering money? These guidelines will help you detect and respond to money laundering in real estate transactions.
April 6, 2012
Effective Jan. 1, 2002, a new rule issued by the federal government requires non-financial trades and businesses to report certain information regarding cash transactions involving currency over $10,000 to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), a bureau within the U.S. Treasury Department, in order to aid intelligence and law enforcement agencies in their battle against money laundering.
January 11, 2012
Learn more about the agencies that search out money laundering and terrorism financing in this country and internationally.

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