New York Banking Law
License Requirements; Fees; Capital Requirements
1. No person, partnership, association or corporation shall engage in the business of cashing checks, drafts or money orders for a consideration without first obtaining a license from the superintendent.
2. Application for such license shall be in writing, under oath, and in the form prescribed by the superintendent, and shall contain the name, and the address both of the residence and place of business, of the applicant, and if the applicant is a co-partnership or association, of every member thereof, and if a corporation, of each officer and director thereof; also, if the business is to be conducted at a specific address, the address at which the business is to be conducted, and if the business is to be conducted from a mobile unit, the New York state registration number or other identification of such mobile unit and the area in which the applicant proposes to operate such mobile unit; and also such further information as the superintendent may require.
3. Such applicant at the time of making such application shall pay to the superintendent a fee as prescribed pursuant to section eighteen-a of this chapter for investigating the application. Any licensee requesting a change of address, shall at the time of making such request, pay to the superintendent a fee as prescribed pursuant to section eighteen-a of this chapter for investigating the new address; provided, however, that the superintendent may, in his or her discretion, waive such investigation fee if warranted, and provided further, that no fee shall be payable for the relocation of a limited station.
4. Every applicant shall prove, in form satisfactory to the superintendent that he or it has available for the operation of such business, for each location and for each mobile unit specified in the application, liquid assets of at least ten thousand dollars, and every licensee shall continuously maintain for the operation of such business for each location and for each mobile unit liquid assets of at least ten thousand dollars. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this subdivision, the superintendent, upon application by an applicant and for good cause shown, may permit a reduction from ten thousand dollars to not less than five thousand dollars of minimum liquid assets required for each location.