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Ohio Money Transmitter Surety Bond

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The State of Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Financial Institutions regulates and administers the Money Transmitter program and has oversight of the licensing, as well as handling of auditing and consumer complaints. The Ohio Revised Code Section 1315.01 requires any person that is in the business of money transmission services to first obtain a license.

Surety Bond and License Requirements:

  1. Payment of the license fee and completion of the application and related forms and documentation.
  2. Applicants will need to provide audited financial statements as verification of net worth. Start-up businesses will need to provide documentation for the source of funding for the business. The business will need to demonstrate a minimum net worth of $500,000.
  3. Obtain a minimum $300,000 surety bond. The surety bond amount is based on the net worth of the business and projected volume of money transactions. Upon purchase of the surety bond, an ESB bond will be uploaded into NMLS.

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for an Ohio 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.

Did You Know?

Ohio money transmitter licenses must be renewed by July 1 of each year.

Related Links:

Ohio Application for a Money Transmitter License
Ohio NMLS License Information

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