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 opens on November 1st. 

Georgia's annual license/registration renewal period is between November 1 and December 1.  Late Renewals are permitted between December 2 and December 31.  A late fine of $300 may be assessed via an Agency Fee Invoice through NMLS for any renewal request made on or after December 2.  A renewal application will be incomplete if any assessed fines or fees are unpaid.  Incomplete applications will be subject to expiration after December 31.



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.