Prime Associates Announces Availability of Money Service Businesses List

Monday 18 April 2005 14:26 CET | News

Prime Associates, a Metavante company, has announced the availability of a new data list: the Money Service Businesses (MSB) List.

MSBs are firms that specialize in wire transfers and check cashing transactions. In addition to current sanctioned and non-sanctioned party data from around the world, Prime now offers a database of all national MSBs. Using this information would enable financial institutions to identify MSBs that are customers or prospective customers. Once MSBs have been identified, a financial institution must assess and manage their level of risk and deal with such customers accordingly. With certain exceptions, MSBs are required to register with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) if they provide one or more of the following services: money orders, check cashing, travelers checks, currency dealing or exchange, and money transmission. Prime?s MSB List includes all money service businesses that have registered with FinCEN.

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