SAR Decision Making
To file or not to file? That is the question.

In this program we will talk about moving from a Red Flag to a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR).

What are the reasons we are asked to file a SAR, what dollar amounts, what ranges of activity and many more tricky issues of running the SAR portion of the BSA.


  • What is a red flag?
  • Where can red flags come from?
  • What crimes and circumstances would cause us to file a SAR?
  • Completing the SAR
  • Understanding how to write a narrative
  • Model validation and its role in the automated process
  • Managing red flags when you are not automated
  • Centralization of SAR filing
  • Your SAR Committee
  • Your SAR Swat team
  • NY 504 Rule and what it means for NY and the rest of us


BSA Officers and Staff, Security and Compliance areas of the financial institution.


Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Virginia based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 27 years of combined teaching and banking experience.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2.5 CE Credits


  • Live Webinar which includes 5 Day On-Demand  - $265
  • Six Month On-Demand – $295
  • CD-ROM (Includes 6 Month On-Demand) – $345
  • Live plus Six Month On-Demand – $365
  • Premier (Includes all options) – $395
  • Additional Locations – $75               


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