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 Money Services Businesses Call Report

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 Getting Started with the MSB Call Report

The Money Services Businesses (MSB) Call Report was developed with the goal of enhancing and standardizing the information available to state regulators concerning the activities of their Money Services Businesses licensees (money transmitters, check cashers, prepaid, etc.).  Licensees will be able to complete the report directly in NMLS. The report includes national and state specific MSB activity information that is submitted on a quarterly and annual basis. For a background and overview of the NMLS MSB Call Report, see the MSB Call Report Overview and Definitions.

1. Am I required to submit an MSB Call Report through NMLS?

Consult the MSB Call Report Adopting State Agencies​ document to determine if you are required to submit an MSB Call Report through NMLS.


2. What are the sections of the MSB Call Report?

Section I: Financial Condition Report (at Company Level)

  • Financial Condition (FC) - This section collects financial information at the company level; it only has to be completed once per quarter.

Section II: Transaction Activity Reporting

  • Company-wide Transactions (TA) - This section collects transaction details across the company in every state where it operates.
  • State-level Transactions (ST) - This section collects transaction details broken down by state.

Section III: Permissible Investments Report (at Company Level)

  • Permissible Investments (PI) - This section collects details for specific license types.

Section IV: Transaction Destination Country Reporting

  • Transaction Destination Country (TD) - This section is only required for licensees who indicate they transmit money from the United States to a foreign country or countries; it is due annually after the fourth quarter.

3. When do I file?

Use the table below to plan and prepare your MSB Call Report quarterly filings.

Filing Reporting Period Due Date 
Q1January 1 - March 31 May 15
Q2 April 1 - June 30August 14
Q3July 1 - September 30 November 14
Q4 October 1 - December 31February 14
 


4. How do I prepare?

Use the documents below to prepare, practice, and file your MSB Call Report.

DocumentDescription
MSB Call Report FAQs​Frequently asked questions about the MSB Call Report.
Sample Form (Not for Upload)Shows all the fields and sections of the MSB Call Report.
Field DefinitionsContains definitions for each field of the MSB Call Report.
MSB Call Report SectionsDetails the data to be entered into each section of the MSB Call Report.
Practice WorksheetHelps users prepare for their quarterly submission of the MSB Call Report.
CSV Upload SpecificationsDetails on the MSB Call Report CSV upload functionality.
XML Upload SpecificationsDetails on the MSB Call Report XML upload functionality.

 

 
 

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