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Money Service Businesses

The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (Department) licenses and regulates certain Money Services Businesses (check cashers, sellers-issuers of payment instruments and money transmitters - collectively referred to as MSBs) conducting business in Georgia.  Access more information for each license type from the links below:

Check Cashers
Sellers-Issuers of Payment Instruments
Money Transmitters
Quarterly and Special Edition MSB Newsletters


Add Mortgage and Money Service Businesses License Renewals to your Calendar (ics)
Sun, 11/01/2015 (All day) to Tue, 12/01/2015 (All day)

Georgia’s license renewal checklist has been posted to the NMLS Resource Center.  Please review the checklist for information on the requirements to renew your license, registration and/or branch. To avoid a late fee, please renew between November 1 and December 1. 

Georgia Renewal Checklist Link

To complete a renewal request you must continue to meet all licensing standards required by law or rule.  If you still meet these requirements, attest to that fact and submit a renewal request through NMLS.   Click the Annual Renewal link on the home page of the NMLS Resource Center to get started.


Mortgage Brokers, Lenders and Loan Originators email

Check Cashers, Money Transmitters and Sellers of Payment Instruments email

FINCEN BSA/AML Information

The FinCEN publication "Money Laundering Prevention-An MSB Guide" is available in several languages. Quick Reference Guides on Bank Secrecy Act requirements and reporting suspicious activity are also available in these languages. The products can be ordered from the internet at: