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Deferred Deposit Companies, Check Cashers and/or Payday Lenders

The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) has secured the services of Veritec Solutions LLC to provide a common database with real-time access for deferred deposit transactions in accordance with KRS 286.9-140. The Kentucky Deferred Presentment Transaction System is a secure, online database at www.kydpp.com. Customers with questions about the system or the status of their payday loans can call 877-KY-DPP01 (593-7701).
 
How to Request a Change of Control 
 
A license issued shall be transferable or assignable, subject to approval of DFI. 
 
1. Licensees must file a written Change of Control request with DFI at least 15 days prior to any changes of control of the licensee.
 
2. Complete the Change of Control form. Please complete it as specifically instructed and have it signed and notarized. Answer all questions.
 
3. Forward the State License Confirmation form to all states in which the business is currently licensed and operating.
 
4. Maintain either a surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit, escrow agreement or account payable to DFI to be used for the KRS 286.9-040 requirement. 

The renewal application and fee must be received on or before June 20 of each year. The renewal fee is $500 per location.
 
How to Renew a Deferred Deposit Company/Check Casher License 
 
1. Read KRS 286.9 and the applicable administrative regulations under KAR 808, Chapter 9.
 
2. Complete the renewal form. Please complete it as specifically instructed and have it signed and notarized. Answer all questions.
 
3. Continue to maintain either a surety bond, irrevocable letter of credit, escrow agreement or account payable to DFI to be used for the 286.9-040 requirement.
 
The renewal application and fee must be received on or before June 20 of each year. The renewal fee is $500 per location.
 
Limited Check Casher License
 
Effective Aug. 4, 2016, DFI is accepting applications for limited check casher licensees pursuant to 808 KAR 9:050​. If approved, this license authorizes an entity to cash checks for a fee. However, this license does NOT authorize an entity to engage in the deferred deposit business. ​
 
Notice
 
DFI issued an advisory [PDF 115KB] to DFI-regulated lenders announcing the Department of Defense's final rule on limitations on consumer credit extended to military service members and their dependents.
 
For More Information
 
Contact Jonathan Bright by email or at 502-782-9034 or 844-354-0611 with questions regarding applications, licensing, registration or exemptions.
 
Contact Rebecca Arthur by email or at 502-429-3290, ext. 2201, regarding regulatory or compliance questions.

 

 Check Casher Documents

 
  
  
  
Check Casher Change of Control.pdfCheck Casher Change of Control113 KB
Check Casher Renewal Application.pdfCheck Casher Renewal Application128 KB
FORM COMB-1 State License Confirmation Form_FINAL.pdfFORM COMB-1 State License Confirmation Form_FINAL90 KB
FORM COMB-2 Surety Bond_FINAL.pdfFORM COMB-2 Surety Bond_FINAL160 KB
FORM COMB-3 Escrow Agreement_FINAL.pdfFORM COMB-3 Escrow Agreement_FINAL95 KB
FORM LCC-1 Limited Check Casher Application_FINAL.pdfFORM LCC-1 Limited Check Casher Application_FINAL129 KB