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Financial Anti Terrorism Act Of 2001

Financial Anti-Terrorism Act (FATA or PATRIOT Act) of 2001

Definition

Imposes new recordkeeping and government reporting requirements on banks, certain other financial institutions, and nonfinancial businesses for specified financial transactions and customer financial records. It was added to the Bank Secrecy Act as an attempt to help combat terrorism and money laundering. The International Money Laundering Abatement and Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 is Title III of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.

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