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MON04 - The Write Stuff: SAR Narratives and How to Master Them

‐ Sep 23, 2019 11:45am

• Creating an initial outline of SAR report based on determined facts and nature of suspicious activity to identify germane supporting data and discard irrelevant information

• Identifying key narrative elements such as who, what, when, where, why and how to ensure report provides comprehensive overview of suspicious activity to law enforcement

• Constructing narrative that is complete, sufficient and timely, conforms to FinCEN and FFIEC guidance and conducting pre-filing editing to re-check facts and keep report concise