The scale of both financial crime and regulatory enforcement continues to increase. Accordingly, having effective policies, procedures and internal controls, and complying with regulatory requirements, is critical for preventing, detecting, responding, and remediating fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct. Our subject matter expertise, independence and objectivity are paramount to achieving successful outcomes.
Stout understands the ongoing compliance and regulatory issues related to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA PATRIOT Act, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions laws, regulations, and best practices.
We regularly work with financial institutions of all types and sizes including, but not limited to, diversified national and global banks, regional banks, community banks, credit unions, bankers' and correspondent banks, money services businesses (including those dealing with virtual currencies), fintech, casinos, broker-dealers, precious metals dealers, credit card operators and payment processors, and loan and finance companies.
Stout’s team understands the ongoing compliance, regulatory examination, and enforcement process, expectations, and pressures for financial institutions. We offer a comprehensive suite of regulatory compliance and monitoring services designed to help organizations with preventing, detecting, responding, and remediating negative examination findings, regulatory scrutiny, fraud, misconduct, identity theft, data breaches and other illegal acts.
Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) controls are crucial for financial institutions in assuring reliability of operations and achievement of business results. GRC controls provide the necessary framework for business direction, oversight and monitoring, help identify areas where operational, technology and compliance risks need focused attention and enhancement, and assist institutions in managing increased regulatory scrutiny and avoid enforcement actions. Stout’s professionals include Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Information Systems Auditors who are strong subject matter experts in assisting financial institutions in establishing, assessing, monitoring, testing and enhancing GRC controls.
Payments are the backbone of the financial system. Stout’s Secura team provides payment consulting and audits to financial institutions and financial technology providers. Our understanding of payment systems, the regulatory and rules environment, and emerging risks allows us to partner with a wide range of client’s to build sustainable payments risk management programs, provide compliant audits, and safely implement new payments systems, select payment vendors, and onboard higher risk customers or services.
Services provided by Secura Risk Management, a Stout business.