Check Casher/Seller and Payday Lender Industry Update

License Types As of October 2019 As of October 2018
Check Casher - Main Office 97 107
Check Casher Branch Office 253 256
Check Seller Main Office 0 1
Payday - Main Office 23 25
Payday - Branch Office 53 56

NMLS Annual Attestation

The arrival of fall means it is time to get ready to complete the annual attestation for your Washington license. Account administrators for licensees already began receiving emails about what NMLS calls the “annual renewal period.” Because the Check Casher and Check Casher with Small Loan Endorsement licenses are perpetual, the license does not require renewal but licensees must attest to the accuracy of their NMLS record and pay the annual NMLS system fee. Here are some specific details:

  • The annual attestation must be completed between November 1 and December 31 each year.
  • NMLS System Fees are $100 for a main office and $20 for each branch license.
  • The following steps should be done now to prepare for the annual attestation:
    • Log into NMLS to review and clear all license items
    • Review company and branch records for accuracy as the attestation is a legal certification that the record is accurate.

Important Notes:

NMLS Annual Attestation Resources

Preparing for Renewal Quick Guide
Renewal Handbook