Montserrat Money Services Business License

The Money Services Business Act of 2009, provides regulations on Montserrat Money Services Business License. The license is regulated by Financial Services Commission Montserrat.

Permitted Activities

Under the Act, money services business means

  1. the business of providing as a primary business any one or more of the following:
  2. transmission of money or monetary value in any form;
  3. cheque cashing;
  4. currency exchange;
  5. the issuance, sale or redemption of money orders or traveller’s cheques; and
  6. any other services the Governor may specify by notice published in the Gazette; or
  7. the business of operating as an agent or franchise holder of any of the businesses mentioned in paragraph (a) of the Act;

Classes of Licenses

  1. Class A

The licence permits the holder to carry on any or all of the following businesses

  1. transmission of money or monetary value in any form;
  2. the issuance, sale or redemption of money orders or traveller’s cheques;
  3. cheque cashing;
  4. currency exchange;
  5. Class B

The licence permits the holder to carry on any or all of the following businesses:

  1. the issuance, sale or redemption of money orders or traveller’s cheques;
  2. cheque cashing;
  3. currency exchange;
  4. Class C

This licence permits the holder to carry on the business of cheque cashing;

  1. Class D

This licence permits the holder to carry on the business of currency exchange.

Legal Requirements

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ElementRequirement(s)
Entity Requirements
  • Partnership
  • Corporation
  • Liability Company
  • Any other entity as maybe approved by the commissioner
Director’s RequirementsThe licensee will need at least 2 (two) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction
Shareholder requirementsThe licensee will need at least 2 shareholders
AuditorA licensee shall appoint annually an auditor who must be a chartered accountant, a certified public accountant, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean (ICAEC) or some other suitably qualified person, satisfactory to the Commission
Compliance Officer, Money-laundering Reporting Officer and Money Laundering Compliance OfficerThe law has not yet defined the need of a Compliance Officer
Montserrat OfficeThe applicant will operate an office in Montserrat.
Minimum Capital RequirementsThis will be decided by the Commission upon reviewing the required documents and the class of License

Ongoing Obligations

  • A licensee shall within three months of the end of the financial year, forward the audited financial statements referred to in subsection (1) to the Commission unless prior written approval for an extension has been granted by the Commission. The audited financial statements referred to in subsection (1) shall cover a period of not more than eighteen months beginning on the date the licensee was incorporated, or if the licensee has previously prepared audited financial statements, beginning at the end of the period covered by the most recent audited financial statements.

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