Compliance Anchor BSA Schools

Some people may think that regulatory attention to the Bank Secrecy Act has let up over the past couple years….think again! With news stories and a few well-publicized enforcement actions, the regulatory focus continues to be on BSA rules and their impact on the safety and soundness of the industry.

The foundation for a well-rounded BSA compliance program is education. The Compliance Anchor BSA Schools will provide a clear understanding of BSA/AML execution, and will keep you up to date with regulatory requirements. During the interactive three-day event, we will review areas of risk, and hot topics.

Attendees will also benefit from sharing knowledge, forms and current practices, networking with peers, and developing best practices. The BSA Schools present information for BSA Officers, both new and seasoned, with options for one, two, or three days of guidance. A certificate for CAMS credits will be awarded for each day of attendance.

Day 1 – BSA Basics Includes:

  • 314(a) & 314(b)
  • CIP (Customer Identification Program) basics
  • Monitoring and Customer Reviews
  • CTRs and SARs Step by Step
  • OFAC

Day 2 – Beyond the Basics of BSA Part 1 Includes:

  • KYC and Account Opening
  • Beneficial Ownership
  • SAR Process, Writing, and SAR Scenarios

Attendees will also benefit from group discussion of their current practices for KYC, CDD and EDD and networking with peers, to enhance their BSA program.

Day 3 – Beyond the Basics of BSA Part 2 Includes:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Marijuana
  • Human Trafficking
  • Crypto

Attendees will also benefit from group discussion of their current practices for Risk Assessments and the other topics presented and networking with peers, to enhance their BSA program.  Click the link below to register for each date.

March 6, 7 & 8               Conference Center at Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA

March 25, 26 & 28        Renaissance Hotel, Woodbridge, NJ

April 8, 9 & 10               Sheraton Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH

April 29, 30 & May 1    TBD

May 22, 23 & 24           Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield, MA

Consulting Services


Need assistance navigating through all the regulatory requirements?

Compliance Anchor offers services to assist in the following areas:

•Compliance/BSA Program

•Advertising Reviews

•Policy Review

•Consumer Disclosure Reviews

•CRA Program

•Vendor Management

•Flood Reviews

•Exam & Audit Preparation

•Compliance Reviews

•Remediation Assistance

•Custom Staff & Board Training

•Compliance Committee Advisory

Please contact us for details.

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Training Solutions

Not a Compliance Anchor® client, but interested in obtaining access to a webinar we offered?

For $149 per event, we will provide you with access to the recording of previously held webinars.

With your purchase, you'll be able to access the recording for at least 60 days for you and your staff to view. Contact us to receive the full archive list.


Are you seeking a resource to provide training to your staff, but are concerned about having too many people out of the office at the same time, or worried about the cost? We can come to you, or provide the training remotely. We can even tailor certain training topics to your specific bank. Compliance Anchor can help! We can provide a session on the following topics, or even one of our other previously offered webinars. If you're seeking training in an area other than those listed, contact us to discuss your needs.

  • BSA and OFAC
  • Integrated Mortgage Disclosures
  • SCRA
  • Advertising Regulations
  • Dodd Frank Training
    • Loan Origination Rules
    • Loan Originator Compensation Rules
    • Mortgage Servicing Rules

Meet the Team


Nancy LakeNancy E. Lake, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI
Director of Compliance Anchor


Nancy Lake has over 12 years of experience in the BSA/AML world. Nancy was CAMS certified in 2008, received her CAMS-Audit certification in 2013, and her CAMS-FCI certification in 2015. She has served as BSA Officer in multiple community banks where she successfully created and implemented the entire BSA program including one bank with a number of international MSBs. She has conducted bank wide BSA/AML training including Board of Director training. Nancy has experience working with and implementing several automated BSA/AML monitoring systems.

Along with conducting monthly online training, Nancy speaks at numerous conferences throughout the year here in the U.S. and even overseas. For four years, she has been an instructor at the PA Bankers School of Banking. Nancy joined Atlantic Community Bankers Bank in 2012 to develop a new consulting division, Compliance Anchor. She is utilizing her BSA experience and 19 years as an educator to provide assistance to community banks in the areas of training, risk management, and the development of sound internal programs and best practices.


Gary IorfidoGary Iorfido, JD, CCBCO
Compliance Consultant


Gary brings over 30 years of experience in financial services compliance law and regulation. He is a graduate of Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and earned a Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer Certification in 2015.   Prior to joining ACBB, Gary worked for a nationwide financial services consulting firm and has also served as in-house counsel and/or compliance officer for a financial services holding company and several nationwide consumer mortgage lenders.  Gary also spent time with the FDIC as a Senior Attorney in its Division of Resolutions and Receiverships.

Gary has spoken frequently at seminars and financial services conferences and has presented numerous webinars on consumer compliance topics.  Gary has also been an instructor at the PA Bankers School of Banking for the last three years.  He joined ACBB in 2014 to expand the services offered by Compliance Anchor.


Kevin Martin Meet the Team Photo
 Kevin martin, CRCM, CAMS

Kevin has over 15 years of experience in the mortgage lending and banking industries. Kevin is a graduate of Lebanon Valley College and earned his Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) certification in 2013 as well as his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in 2016.Prior to joining ACBB Kevin worked for several national banks in lending or compliance management related roles and has spent time in consulting roles for financial institutions of various sizes. Kevin’s areas of concentration have included: BSA, mortgage lending, compliance management systems, Information security, and vendor management.