FinCEN Extends Limited Exception from Beneficial Ownership Requirements

FinCEN announced Thursday that the Agency is temporarily extending its limited exception ruling from the Beneficial Ownership Requirements. On May 16, 2018, FinCEN issued a 90-day limited exceptive relief to covered financial institutions from the obligations of the Beneficial Ownership Rule for Legal Entity Customers (Beneficial Ownership Rule) for certain financial products and services (i.e., certificate of deposit or loan accounts) that were established before the Beneficial Ownership Rule’s Applicability Date, May 11, 2018. FinCEN issued the 90-day limited exception in order to determine whether, and to what extent, a further exception would be appropriate for such products and services. The exception was due to expire on August 9, 2018 but may be extended, modified or revoked at FinCEN’s discretion

FinCEN is extending the limited exception for an additional 30 days, up to and including September 8, 2018, from the obligations of the Beneficial Ownership Rule for rollover or renewal of certain financial products and services (i.e., certificate of deposit or loan accounts) that were established before May 11, 2018 to further consider the issue.

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