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


The Annual License Renewal Period for 2018 has ended. 

A licensee that has submitted a renewal filing through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System on or before December 31, 2017, can continue to work as a MSB unless and until there is a surrender/withdrawal of the license or a final order of denial or revocation is issued by the Department.  Renewal applicants with incomplete applications (e.g., unpaid fines/fees, license items) will be expired during the month of January 2018.

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: