Money Transmission

ORS 717.215
Requirements for licensees

  • net worth
  • permissible investments


Each licensee shall at all times have a net worth of not less than $100,000, calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Licensees engaging in money transmission at more than one location or through authorized delegates shall have an additional net worth of $25,000 per location in this state, not to exceed a maximum of $500,000.


Every applicant, at the time of filing of an application for a license under ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties) and at all times after a license is issued, shall be in good standing in the state of its incorporation or organization.


Each licensee shall at all times possess permissible investments having an aggregate market value, calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, of not less than the aggregate face amount of all outstanding payment instruments issued or sold by the licensee in the United States. This requirement may be waived by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services if the dollar volume of a licensee’s outstanding payment instruments does not exceed the amount of any security device posted by the licensee under ORS 717.225 (Security devices).


In the event of the bankruptcy of the licensee, permissible investments, even if commingled with other assets of the licensee, are considered by operation of law to be held in trust for the benefit of the purchasers and holders of the licensee’s outstanding payment instruments. [1999 c.571 §5]


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May 30, 2023