Apr 20

Understanding the New SAR Filing Format Requirements: Batch Submissions, Text Fields & Cyber Event Categories & Subtypes

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Recorded Webinar Includes

  • Recording of the Live Webinar
  • Available 6 business days following Live date
  • Available for 6 months following Live
  • Handout and Take-Away Toolkit
  • Available on Desktop, Mobile & Tablet
  • Free Digital Download, yours to keep
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8:00 am – 9:30 am PT
9:00 am – 10:30 am MT
10:00 am – 11:30 am CT
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET

Last year the CTR received an overhaul with new fields and new formatting. This year the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is receiving an extreme makeover, which rolls out in June 2018. It will include updated data fields, new fields to record up to 99 cyber events, new text fields, and new product types. There will also be new subtype selections for the most commonly reported suspicious activities, including structuring and fraud. In addition, batch filers will need to work with their software providers to prepare for the filing format changes.

This must-attend session will detail filing format changes, how to complete the new and updated data fields, the necessary policy and procedure changes to incorporate the new form and filing process, and tips on writing cyber security event narratives. It will also provide examples of each new subtype selection associated with suspicious activity types. This jam-packed session will ensure you are prepared for the new SAR.

Continuing Education:   Attendance verification for CE credits upon request


  • Differences between the current form and the new fields
  • Field-by-field requirements
  • New filing format and how to ensure preparedness
  • Writing an effective SAR narrative for cyber security events
  • Proper SAR completion for hot button areas, including elder abuse, human trafficking, and marijuana-related businesses
  • Examiner expectations for SAR filing and documentation

    • Sample SAR procedures incorporating the new and updated fields
    • SAR FAQs
    • SAR review checklist
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key


This informative session is designed for BSA officers, compliance officers, security officers, and anyone responsible for managing the BSA/AML program.

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Brode Consulting Services, Inc.
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