Risky Business: State Regulation of Money Transmitters


This article, published in CLEAR News, a quarterly publication of the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation, Vol. 20, No. 1, discusses the regulatory environment for money transmitters. The coverage of money transmitter licensing laws is expanding to ensnare more businesses, including online businesses and virtual gaming sites, that deal with payments, including money-and-value exchanges between users. Money transmitters laws are no longer applicable only to check cashers, wire transfer facilitators, and more traditional money transmission businesses.

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