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:
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.
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.