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Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 079 : MONEY SERVICES

Subchapter 002 : MONEY TRANSMISSION LICENSES

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 2511)
  • § 2511. Activities of money transmitters; receipts and refunds

    (a) Every money transmitter licensee and its authorized delegates shall provide a receipt to the customer that clearly states the name, address, and telephone number of the licensee; the amount of money presented for transmission; and the total of any fees charged by the licensee.

    (1) If the rate of exchange for a money transmission to be paid in the currency of another country is fixed by the licensee for that transaction at the time the money transmission is initiated, then the receipt provided to the customer shall disclose the rate of exchange for that transaction, and the duration, if any, for the payment to be made at the fixed rate of exchange so specified.

    (2) If the rate of exchange for a money transmission to be paid in the currency of another country is not fixed at the time the money transmission is sent, the receipt provided to the customer shall disclose that the rate of exchange for the transaction will be set at the time the recipient of the money transmission picks up the funds in the foreign country.

    (3) As used in this section, "fees" does not include revenue that a licensee or its authorized delegate generates, in connection with a money transmission, in the conversion of the money of one government into the money of another government.

    (b) Every money transmitter licensee and its authorized delegates shall refund to the customer within 10 days of receipt of a written request for a refund all monies received for transmittal unless any of the following occurs:

    (1) Prior to receipt of the written request for a refund, the monies have been transmitted and delivered to the person designated by the customer.

    (2) Prior to receipt of a written request for a refund, instructions have been given committing an equivalent amount of money to the person designated by the customer.

    (3) The licensee or its authorized delegate has reason to believe that a crime has occurred, is occurring, or may potentially occur as a result of transmitting the money as requested by the customer or refunding the money as requested by the customer.

    (4) The licensee is otherwise barred by law from making a refund. (Added 2017, No. 22, § 13.)