Money Service Licenses
OverviewThere are many different types of services businesses provide to transfer, negotiate, and hold money. A state may require a money service license for all types of money services or just a license for select services. Businesses face severe penalties if they operate outside of the law in this industry. LicenseLogix can take the time consuming and distracting task of obtaining and maintaining the proper license off your desk for a fraction of the cost of doing it internally. Let us research, prepare, and file your money service business licenses.
With a few exceptions, each money services business must register with the Department of Treasury. This registration must be renewed every two years. Civil and criminal penalties may be imposed for violation of the registration requirement.
License requirements for money service businesses are different in each state. Commonly regulated services include check cashers, money transfers, credit unions, currency exchanges, commercial banks, and small loans. Applicants must often provide the state with businesses financial statement, corporate documents, and bonds. The state may also require biographical statements, fingerprints, and criminal history reports from each owner of the business. Each business location must be licensed and all types of money service licenses are renewable.
Ramifications of Non-Compliance
Operation of an unlicensed money services can often result in criminal charges. Law enforcement regularly conducts investigations of money institutions. Fines can reach the millions of dollars depending on the gravity of the charges. Other penalties include cease and desist orders, permanent license revocation, and imprisonment.
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- Our comprehensive research will ensure that you are informed about all money service licensing requirements.
- Our specialists will work with you to help protect your business from the high risks of non-compliance.
- Let LicenseLogix prepare and file all of your licenses to save your money service business valuable time.