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
 

RENEWALS:

The Annual License/Registration Renewal Period for 2019 has ended.

Georgia's annual license/registration renewal period is between November 1 and December 1.  Late Renewals are permitted between December 2 and December 31.    Incomplete applications will be subject to expiration after December 31.

  • A licensee/registrant that has a complete renewal application (i.e., renewal application filed, and all fines and renewal fees paid) pending through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System as of December 31, 2018, can continue to conduct business in Georgia unless and until there is a surrender/withdrawal of the license/registration or a final order of denial or revocation is issued by the Department.
  • If the renewal request is still pending after 12/31/2018, check the NMLS record for any deficiencies or license items placed by the Department.  No renewal request will be approved with outstanding license items. 
  • Renewal applicants with incomplete applications (e.g., unpaid fines/fees, license items) will be expired or sent for a denial of renewal during the month of January 2019. 


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: http://www.fincen.gov/financial_institutions/msb/materials.html.