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MSB Registration Web site
The MSB Registration Web site contains entities that have registered as Money Services Businesses (MSBs) pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations at 31 CFR 1022.380(a)-(f), administered by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
The Web site, which is current as January 27, 2012, contains data on 39,713 registered MSBs. This is an increase of 1,080 MSB registrations from the December 7, 2011 total of 38,633 .
The MSB Registration Web site reflects information exactly as provided by the registrant. Posted entries should include: (1) Registrant's legal name, (2) Registrant's "doing business as" name (if applicable), (3) Registrant's address, (4) MSB activities in which the Registrant engages, (5) states in which the Registrant engages in MSB activities, (6) number of branches, (7) date the registration form was signed, and (8) date the registration form was received.
The link to the MSB Registration Web site is provided at the bottom of this document.
How quickly will registrant information appear on the MSB Registration Web site?
FinCEN will update the MSB Registration Web site weekly. MSBs will be added to the Web site within approximately two weeks of electronically filing their Registration of Money Services Businesses (RMSB) (Form 107). In contrast, a paper version of the RMSB Form 107 will require approximately 60 days for processing and posting to the MSB Registration Web site. MSBs are strongly encouraged to use FinCEN's BSA E-Filing System to file their registration.
FinCEN will not provide registration confirmation via the Regulatory Helpline or the E-Filing Help Desk.
Why might the field listing the states where a registrant engages in MSB activities be left blank on the Web site or on the MSB Registration Status Information page?
If a registrant selected "All States & Territories", "All States" or "All Territories" on their registration form (Part IV, Money Services and Product Information), individual states in which the MSB engages in MSB activities will not be listed. The field representing "All States and Territories" will indicate if the registrant selected "All States & Territories", "All States" or "All Territories".
Why are two (2) dates being provided on the Web site or on the MSB Registration Status Information page?
The authorized signature date field corresponds to the date provided in Part VII, Authorized Signature on the RMSB form. If the registrant failed to complete this field, then the field may be blank on the MSB Registration Web site and on the MSB Registration Status Information page. The received date field corresponds to the date that the RMSB form was received via the BSA E-Filing System or when a paper form was received by the IRS Enterprise Computing Center-Detroit (ECC-D).
Entities must renew their registration every two years, and, once a year, FinCEN will delete from the MSB Registration Web site any entities that did not renew their MSB registration by their renewal deadline. Entities that continue to engage in activities which would require them to be registered with FinCEN, but have been deleted from the MSB Registration Web site for non-renewal, should renew their registration immediately. MSBs are strongly encouraged to use FinCEN's BSA E-Filing System to renew their registration.
The inclusion of a business on the MSB Registration Web site is not a recommendation, certification of legitimacy, or endorsement of that business by any government agency.
Information contained on this site has been provided by the MSB registrant. FinCEN does not verify information submitted by the MSB. Information provided on this site reflects only what was provided directly to FinCEN. If an error or incomplete information is detected on this site, the registrant should follow the appropriate instructions for correcting a Registration of Money Services Business (RMSB) form.