New York Banking Law
Restrictions As to Place or Area of Doing Business; Establishment of Stations; Change of Location
§ 370. Restrictions as to place or area of doing business; establishment of stations; change of location.
1. No more than one place of business or one mobile unit shall be maintained under the same license; provided, however, that more than one license may be issued to the same licensee upon compliance with the provisions of this article for each new license.
2. Any licensed casher of checks may open and maintain, within this state, one or more limited stations for the purpose of cashing checks, drafts or money orders for the particular group or groups specified in the license authorizing each such station. Such stations shall be licensed pursuant to and be subject to all the provisions of this chapter applicable to licensed cashers of checks, except that (a) such station shall not be subject to the distance limitation set forth in subdivision one of section three hundred sixty-nine of this article, (b) the fee for investigating the application for a station shall be as prescribed pursuant to section eighteen-a of this chapter, and
(c) where such a station is at the premises of a specified employer for the purpose of cashing checks, drafts and money orders for the employees of such employer, the fees and charges for cashing such checks, drafts or money orders shall not be subject to the limitations of subdivision one of section three hundred seventy-two of this article if such fees and charges are paid by such employer.
3. A licensee may make a written application to the superintendent for leave to change his or her place of business, or in the case of a mobile unit, the area in which such unit is authorized to be operated, stating the reasons for such proposed change. Such application may be approved for relocation from a site within three-tenths of a mile of another licensee to another site within three-tenths of a mile of such other licensee provided that such new site is farther from such existing licensee than the site from which permission to relocate is sought. Only in situations in which a licensee seeks to change its place of business due to extraordinary circumstances, as may be determined by the superintendent pursuant to regulations, may the superintendent, in his or her discretion, determine that an application may be approved for relocation from a site within three-tenths of a mile of another licensee to a new site which is closer to such existing licensee than the site from which permission to relocate is sought. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision, a licensee may relocate from any location to a location that is within three-tenths of a mile from another licensee with the written consent of the other licensee. If the superintendent approves such application he or she shall issue a new license in duplicate in accordance with the provisions of section three hundred sixty-nine of this article, stating the new location of such licensee or, in the case of a mobile unit, the new area in which such mobile unit may be operated.