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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 10. Finance And Financial Institutions
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 120. Money Order Sellers and Money Transmitters

10VAC5-120-20. Surety bond standards.

A. Every licensee shall be bonded in a principal amount determined by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions. The bond amount shall be equal to the licensee's Virginia average monthly money order sales during the preceding two calendar quarters, or its Virginia average monthly money transmission volume during such periods, or both, as applicable, rounded to the next highest multiple of $10,000, but not exceeding $500,000. The commissioner, however, may increase the amount of bond required to a maximum of $1 million upon the basis of the impaired financial condition of a licensee, as evidenced by net worth reduction, financial losses, or other relevant criteria.

B. The amount of bond required of a new licensee shall be based upon the applicant's financial condition, capitalization, projected Virginia monthly money order sales and money transmission volume, experience, and other factors deemed pertinent.

C. The minimum bond required shall be $25,000.

D. The form of the bond will be prescribed and provided by the commissioner. The required bond shall be submitted prior to the issuance of a license and shall be maintained continuously thereafter as long as the licensee or former licensee has money orders outstanding or unfulfilled money transmission agreements.

Statutory Authority

§§ 6.2-1913 and 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 8, eff. January 1, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 1996; Volume 35, Issue 24, eff. July 15, 2019.

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