As promised earlier this month on July 27th, 2018, FinCEN released the following changes to the BSA E-Filing System production environment: FinCEN posted the new discrete entry form version (v1.2) of the FinCEN Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) for download/submission; FinCEN began accepting batch files containing the new FinCEN SAR in the new FinCEN 2.0 XML schema format; FinCEN updated the FinCEN CTR XML batch schema to prohibit certain unwanted characters/formatting for all elements values in […]


The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced changes to the Suspicious Activity Reports Electronic Data Fields on February 2, 2017. On January 26, 2018 FinCEN issued an Important Notice to E-Filers that announces an update to the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR). The 2018 announcement states, ” the FinCEN Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) available on the BSA E-Filing System will be updated to adhere to the changes defined in Federal Register notice posted on February 2nd, […]