Additional State Agencies Jump on the ESB BandwagonNMLS recently announced that twelve additional state agencies (with 44 license types) would jump on the Electronic Surety Bond (ESB) bandwagon as of January 23, 2017. These additions bring the total number of agencies using ESB within NMLS to 21 (with 81 license types.) Jurisdictions that will begin using ESB for licensing in NMLS include

Is Your Data Ready to Move to a Uniform Report Submission? NMLS MSB Call Report Adopted for 22 Licenses as of January 1stEighteen state agencies, affecting 23 license types, have currently committed to adopt the NMLS MSB Call report for Q1 2017 reporting. The NMLS MSB Call Report applies to licensees who conduct the following activities: money transmission, check cashing, issuing or selling travelers checks, issuing or selling drafts, foreign currency dealing and exchange, issuing or selling

Decreasing the Risk of Derisking: Mitigating Financial Institution Perceived Risk of MSBsState-regulated financial institutions are best positioned to appreciate the amount of regulatory oversight present for a money services business (MSB) and to use this knowledge to mitigate perceived risk. The same state regulators that oversee state MSB licensing also regulate 77 percent of the nation’s banks. Now is the time for MSBs to seize the