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Information and Resources for Money Transmitters


Application Type Application & Instructions Individual Forms
Note: all references below to Banking Law and Superintendent's Regulations refer to New York State Laws and Regulations

Money Transmitter
No person or entity may engage in the business of selling or issuing payment instruments, such as checks, or engage in the business of receiving money for transmission or transmit money without a license from the Superintendent, nor shall any person engage in such a business as an agent, except as an agent of a  licensee or as an agent of a payee.

For licensing requirements see Article 13-B of the Banking Law, sections 640 to 652-B and Superintendent's Regulation Parts 406, 416, 417 and 300.

Authority to Release Information
Background Report Certification
Bond - New York Instruments
Bond - New York Traveler Checks
Deposit Agreement
Financial Statement
Litigation Affidavit-Individual
Litigation Affidavit-Licensee/Applicant
Statement of Ownership
Taxpayer ID
Zoning Affidavit

Examination and Annual Assessment Information

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The Department of Financial Services supervises many different types of institutions. Supervision by DFS may entail chartering, licensing, registration requirements, examination, etc. The Who We Supervise search application can help you find out whether an institution is regulated and/or licensed by DFS, and what additional locations or branches they may have.

Updated 3/16/2017


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