TransferWise gets its 1st Money Transmitter License

Update: Turns out Transferwise also has its Texas License…

Texas License

TransferWise, the online money transfer company started by ex-Skype cofounders: Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann and has the venture capital backing of Sir Richard Branson got its first money transmitter license, issued by the State of Maine.

TransferWise was previously piggy-backing on PreCash’s license, until PreCash decided to exit the Authorized Delegate business because of trouble they had with the Texas regulator. In the interim period TransferWise has an FBO account arrangement with a bank.

After PreCash incident, TransferWise decided to pursue its own money transmitter licenses.

Copy of TransferWise license as can be seen from the NMLS Database.

NMLS TransferWise Money Transmitter License

Congratulations to the team at TransferWise!

This page was last updated on December 8, 2015.

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