MSB Licensee and Regulatory Action Searches

The Department has regulatory and/or licensing authority over money service businesses (check cashers, sellers-issuers of payment instruments and money transmitters - collectively referred to as MSBs) conducting business in Georgia. 

A person or company that cashes checks or other payment instruments for a fee or other consideration must have a license from this Department.  A person or company that cashes checks for more than $1,000 per person per day must register with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as an MSB.

The Department uses the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) to manage its Money Service Business licensees (MSB).

Use the NMLS Consumer Access portal to verify a Money Service Business license.

Administrative Actions searches can no longer be conducted on the Department’s website.  To see outstanding Administrative Actions on both licensed and unlicensed entities (including ineligible for hire information), you must conduct a search of the licensed or unlicensed entity via the NMLS Consumer Access  portal.  Information related to final orders is available under the Regulatory Actions section of the entity’s NMLS Consumer Access record.