The Arkansas Securities Department provides consumer protection and education related to the securities and financial markets in the state. The Department reviews applications from industries and works to prevent issues before they occur, and assists the public with complaints, investigates violations of statutes and rules, and performs examinations of registrants.
One of the industries regulated by the Securities Department is Money Transmitters, who are required to carry a surety bond as a guarantee of honest transactions.
The Arkansas Securities Department is the obligee requiring the surety bond. The minimum bond amount is $10,000. The amount is based on the previous year's dollar volume for money transmissions, payment instruments, and stored value. The maximum bond amount is $300,000.
Surety bonds must cover claims for at least five years after a licensee ceases to provide money services in Arkansas. The commissioner may permit the bond amount to be reduced or eliminated before that time.
The Arkansas Uniform Money Services Act requires a person or business to have a license before engaging in money services activity in the state.
A money transmitter license allows the following activities:
After an application is filed, the commissioner will investigate the applicant's finances, experience and character.
The premium that you pay for an Arkansas Money Transmitter Surety Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required. Our rates start at 1.5% of the bond amount with good credit. Personal and business financial statements will be required for the underwriting process. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.
Licensees must have a net worth of $10,000 for every $1 million of the total previous year's dollar volume.
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