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PROPOSED "KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER" REGULATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR-84-98 (12-7-98)
Media Contact:
Phil Battey (202) 898-6993

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today joined other federal banking agencies in issuing for public comment proposals that would require banks and savings institutions to have policies and procedures in place for screening transactions that may be tied to money laundering, drug trafficking or other criminal activities.

This proposed "Know Your Customer" regulation has generated a great deal of public interest in advance of today's publication.

The FDIC welcomes public comment, an important element in the federal rulemaking process.

Additional information on the proposed regulation has been posted on the FDIC's Website: www.fdic.gov .

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Congress created the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1933 to restore public confidence in the nation's banking system. The FDIC insures deposits at the nation's 10,712 banks and savings associations and it promotes the safety and soundness of these institutions by identifying, monitoring and addressing risks to which they are exposed.

FDIC press releases and other information are available on the Internet via the World Wide Web at www.fdic.gov and may also be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 07/14/1999 communications@fdic.gov