Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canada’s second-largest bank, is currently under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for its compliance with anti-money-laundering (AML) rules. Leo Salom, president and CEO of Toronto-Dominion’s TD Bank, addressed the issue at a Barclays Plc conference in New York on Wednesday, stating that the bank believes the issue to be manageable and expects to resolve it in due course.
The bank disclosed last month that it had been receiving inquiries from regulators and law enforcement regarding its AML compliance. Toronto-Dominion is cooperating with authorities and anticipates that monetary and/or non-monetary penalties may be imposed as a result of the investigation.
Salom clarified that this disclosure was separate from Toronto-Dominion’s decision in early May to terminate a planned $13.4 billion acquisition of Memphis-based First Horizon (NYSE:) Corp. The acquisition was abandoned due to concerns about the bank’s handling of suspicious customer transactions, which led to a lack of regulatory certainty. These concerns contributed to the delay in finalizing the deal, leading both banks to eventually abandon it.
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