Frequently asked questions
Is FinCEN a law enforcement agency?
While the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) offers information to support financial criminal investigations, it is not a law enforcement agency. According to FinCEN's website, the role of this agency is to “support federal, state, local, and international law enforcement by analyzing the information required under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).”
What is FinCEN money laundering?
What is FinCEN regulation?
The mission of FinCEN is to combat money laundering and protect the nation’s financial systems from abuse by criminals. It achieves this goal in part through regulatory processes, which involve the “collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence” to identify suspicious transactions.