Writing Effective SAR Narratives Webinar

Law enforcement officials and financial institution examiners often say that Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) narratives are inadequate. The narrative portion of a SAR is critical to understanding the nature and circumstances of the suspicious activity. The care with which the narrative is completed may determine whether the described activity and its possible criminal nature are clearly understood by investigators. Filers must provide a clear, complete, and concise description of the activity, including what was unusual or irregular that caused suspicion.

This session will explain what information should be included in the narrative, the level of information needed and how the information should be presented. We’ll also discuss some tips from law enforcement officials to help craft narratives that provide the most effective snapshots of the activity and transactions being reported.

Covered Topics

  • Thresholds for Filing SARs
  • The Importance of the SAR Narrative
  • Answering the 5 Ws (and the How)
  • What to Leave In, What to Leave Out
  • Using Descriptive Terms
  • Documentation
  • Tips from Law Enforcement
  • Confidentiality of SARs

Who Should Attend?

This session will be beneficial for Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Officers, Compliance Officers, CEOs, and staff responsible for reporting suspicious activity.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

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Kristen Tatlock
Kristen Tatlock

Kristen Tatlock is a nationally-known speaker and compliance consultant with over 30 years of experience in the bank and credit union compliance arena. Kristen assists credit unions with issues rangin... read more.

Course TitleCreditsStart DateStart TimeDelivery TypeDelivery OptionInstructor / LocationPrice
Writing Effective SAR Narratives Webinar2.5 08/02/2022 2:30pmWebinarUpcoming Kristen Tatlock$279.00 Register Now
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Webinars for Banks and Credit Unions

Live Webinar:

INCLUDES 30 DAYS OF ONDEMAND PLAYBACK! With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a phone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor.  And don‰’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to thirty days after it takes place!

Live Plus Twelve Months OnDemand Playback:

With this option, you will receive the live version, then you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. The link will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for up to twelve months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.

Live, Twelve Months OnDemand Playback PLUS CD-ROM VIDEO:

By adding the CD-Rom to your order, you will have non- internet access to make the webinar part of your training library.  The CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

Recorded Webinar Options available as Twelve Months OnDemand and Twelve Months OnDemand and CD-Rom

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