State Law Update: Utah Alters Supervision Of Money Services Businesses

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On March 22, Utah enacted SB 150, a bill that modifies the Financial Institutions Act and Financial Institution Mortgage Financing Regulation Act. The bill adds a definition for money services business – to include check cashers, deferred deposit lenders, issuers or sellers of traveler’s checks or money orders, and money transmitters – and adds a supervisor of money services businesses within the Department of Financial Institutions. The bill also adds additional filing requirements for check cashers and deferred deposit lenders, and changes from April 30 to December 31 the annual registration expiration date. The bill makes numerous other technical changes. Most provisions of the bill take effect on May 14, 2013.