Money Transmission

ORS 717.275
Requirements for authorized delegates


An authorized delegate shall not make any fraudulent or false statement or misrepresentation to a licensee or to the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.


All money transmission activities conducted by authorized delegates shall be strictly in accordance with the licensee’s written procedures provided to the authorized delegate.


An authorized delegate shall remit all money owing to the licensee in accordance with the terms of the contract between the licensee and the authorized delegate. The failure of an authorized delegate to remit all money owing to a licensee within the time prescribed shall result in liability of the authorized delegate to the licensee for three times the licensee’s actual damages.


An authorized delegate is considered to consent to the director’s inspection, with or without prior notice to the licensee or authorized delegate, of the books and records of the authorized delegate when the director has a reasonable basis to believe that the licensee or authorized delegate is in noncompliance with ORS 717.200 (Definitions) to 717.320 (Short title), 717.900 (Civil penalties) and 717.905 (Criminal penalties).


An authorized delegate is under a duty to act only as authorized under the contract with the licensee. An authorized delegate that exceeds the delegate’s authority is subject to cancellation of the delegate’s contract and further disciplinary action by the director.


All funds, not including fees, received by an authorized delegate from the sale or delivery of a payment instrument issued by a licensee, or received by an authorized delegate for transmission, shall constitute trust funds owned by and belonging to the licensee during the period beginning when the funds are received by the authorized delegate and ending when the funds or an equivalent amount are remitted by the authorized delegate to the licensee. If an authorized delegate commingles any such funds with any other funds or property owned or controlled by the authorized delegate, all commingled proceeds and other property shall be impressed with a trust in favor of the licensee in an amount equal to the amount of the proceeds due the licensee.


An authorized delegate shall report to the licensee the theft or loss of payment instruments within 24 hours from the time the authorized delegate first knows of the theft or loss. [1999 c.571 §17]


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May 30, 2023