Glossary

Money Services Business (MSB)

Money Services Business is a legal term defined by federal law and regulation. Part of a 1999 ruling revising the regulatory definitions of certain non-bank financial institutions for purposes of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). This include non-bank financial institutions, currency dealers, exchange companies and travelers check issuers.

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