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Georgia Department of Banking and Finance Finalizes Merchant Acquirer Limited Purpose Bank Rules

140px Flag of Georgia U S state svgLast month, the state of Georgia Department of Banking and Finance published new rules in response to earlier legislation - the Georgia Merchant Acquirer Limited Purpose Bank Act, O.C.G.A. § 7-9-1 et seq.

Under the new rules, "a corporation, organized solely under the laws of Georgia, that performs or seeks to perform merchant acquiring activities or settlement activities may apply to the Department for an MALPB (merchant acquirer limited purpose bank) charter."

The new rules became effective on December 23, 2013.

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