BSA data, including Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), plays a role in 65% of investigations into illegal activities related to money laundering and terrorist financing. Yet, after a year of using the new SAR Form 111, mistakes continue and questions remain about how to fully and accurately complete the report. Staff may not understand which situations necessitate filing a SAR and the essential information that must be gathered to complete the critical and non-critical fields on the cover page and Parts I thru V. This timely program will identify the information necessary to complete all fields, along with the correct formatting. It will also address the data to be learned through CIP and CDD/EDD and will outline how the narrative could be written in a three-part format. Join us to gain the knowledge you need to enhance the quality of your credit union’s SARs.


  • Identify line-by-line the “critical” fields that are required
  • Key “non-critical” field information to ensure the SAR is accurately completed
  • Everyday situations that may necessitate filing a SAR
  • Develop a template to complete the narrative in a three-part format
  • Steps to file an elder abuse SAR
  • What to do if you suspect check kiting or IRS refund check fraud
  • How your CIP and CDD/EDD processes can assist in SAR completion
  • The role of instinct in determining whether to complete a SAR
  • Possible consequences of incorrectly completing a SAR


    • Line-by-line SAR completion guide
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key

Attendance verification for CE credits provided upon request.


This informative session will benefit all staff responsible for identifying when to file a SAR.  Since filing an accurate SAR requires an understanding of the breadth of information needed and how it is used, everyone who plays a role in complying with your overall BSA/AML program should attend.

Please note:  The live webinar option allows you to have one telephone connection for the audio portion and one Internet connection (from a single computer terminal) to view online visuals as the presentation is delivered.  You may have as many people as you like listen from your office speaker phone.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Mary White, WTC Performance Group

After many years in the financial industry, Mary White started WTC Performance Group in 1991.  She works with individual financial institutions, trade associations, and other non-financial industries on topics as diverse as BSA/AML compliance, frontline operations, and enhancing the performance of senior-leadership teams. 

Mary uses her extensive business and financial background to help organizations develop processes and training to reduce or eliminate the gap between current performance and desired performance.  Due to her background and diverse client base, Mary’s audiences benefit from her “real world” perspective.


Note:  All materials are subject to copyright.  Transmission, retransmission, or republishing this webinar to other institutions or those not employed by your financial institution is prohibited.  Print materials may be copied for eligible participants only.


The live webinar option allows you to have one telephone connection for the audio portion and one Internet connection (from a single computer terminal) to view online visuals as the presentation is delivered.  You may have as many people as you like listen from your office speaker phone.  Registrants receive a toll-free number and pass code that will allow entrance to the seminar.  The session will be approximately 90 minutes, including question and answer sessions.  Seminar materials, including instructions, PIN number, and handouts will be emailed to you prior to the broadcast.  You will need the most-current version of Adobe Reader available free at


Listen to the
archived webinar on your




Instructions will be emailed with the archived webinar link.


Can’t attend the live webinar? The archived webinar is a recording of the live event, including audio, visuals, and handouts. We even provide the presenter’s email address so you may ask follow-up questions. Approximately one week prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with the archived webinar link. This webinar link can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 6 business days after the webinar and will expire 6 months after the live program date.

As an added bonus, you will also receive a FREE audio/visual CD ROM.* The CD ROM includes the original audio/visual presentation, the question and answer sessions, and the handouts.  Use the archived webinar or this “off-the-shelf” training program for those that could not attend the live seminar and for future training.

The archived webinar (including the free CD ROM) may ONLY be ordered for 6 months following the webinar. Neither will be available after this time.


Options 1 and 2 described above


*CD ROM is for Mac and PC use only

This event is being conducted by CU Web Training on behalf of the Missouri Credit Union Association. Click here to register:


July 9th, 2014 2:00 PM   through   3:30 PM
United States

Event Info


July 9th, 2014 2:00 PM   through   3:30 PM


United States

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