Nebraska Money Transmitter Laws

Who needs to register?

Under Nebraska statute, all entities engaged in the business of selling or issuance of payment instruments or stored value or of receiving money or monetary value for transmission to location within or outside the United States by any and all means including wire, facsimile, or electronic transfer. Money transmission also included bill payment services not limited to the right to receive payment of any claim for another but does not include bill payment services in which an agent of a payee receives money or monetary value on behalf of such payee.

Who is the regulator?

Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance

What are the money transmitter license requirements?

To apply as a money transmitter in the state of Nebraska requires the following fees and documentation:

  • Net worth of $50,000
  • $1,000 application fee, plus any applicable processing fees
  • Authorization to do business in Nebraska
  • If sole proprietor of company, need a U.S. Citizenship Attestation Form
  • Identifying information
  • Description of applicant’s activities
  • Form of business, date, and location of formation
  • List of full names and business addresses of all officers, directors, partners, members, managing partners, and/or trustees
  • List of names and all persons who control applicant, and percent ownership of shares if control is the result of a state ownership
  • Biographical information for all of the above, including: 1.) identifying information; 2.) ten year work experience with name, date, address, positions and responsibilities; 3.) description of previous money transmission business, any regulatory findings of false statements, omissions, or dishonest, unfair, unethical behavior, violations of regulations, statutes, or responsibilities or a company’s revocation of financial services business authority; 4.) regulatory agency orders against individual in connection with financial services-related activity or revocation of license; 5.) barring from any state or federal agency on account of association with an entity regulated by commissions, authority, agency, or officer, or from engaging in a financial services-related business; 6.) any convictions or guilty pleas, pleas of no contests to a misdemeanor or felony; conspiracies to commit a misdemeanor or felony involving financial services, fraud, false statements or omissions, theft or wrongful taking of property, bribery, perjury, forgery, counterfeiting, or extortion; 7.) civil suits involving sales of checks or funds transmission business; 8.) personal bankruptcy history and unsatisfied judgments or liens against
  • Financial statement for all mentioned persons

What are the general bonding requirements?

Bonding requirements for the state of Nebraska vary based on the dollar amount of money transmitter transactions.

  • If $ amount of money transmitter transactions is between $0-$2M then $100K surety bond is required.
  • If $ amount of money transmitter transactions is between $2,000,000.01-$4M then $150K surety bond is required.
  • If $ amount of money transmitter transactions is between $4,000,000.01-$6M then $200K surety bond is required.
  • If $ amount of money transmitter transactions is over $6M, then $250K surety bond is required.

Additional resources:

Sale of Checks and Funds Transmission Act

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