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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 560
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F.S. 560.210
560.210 Permissible investments.
(1) A licensee must at all times possess permissible investments with an aggregate market value, calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, of at least the aggregate face amount of all outstanding money transmissions and payment instruments issued or sold by the licensee or an authorized vendor in the United States. As used in this section, permissible investments include:
(a) Cash.
(b) Certificates of deposit or other deposit liabilities of a domestic or foreign financial institution.
(c) Bankers’ acceptances eligible for purchase by member banks of the Federal Reserve System.
(d) An investment bearing a rating of one of the three highest grades as defined by a nationally recognized rating service of such securities.
(e) Investment securities that are obligations of the United States, its agencies or instrumentalities, or obligations that are guaranteed fully as to principal and interest by the United States, or any obligations of any state or municipality, or any political subdivision thereof.
(f) Shares in a money market mutual fund.
(g) A demand borrowing agreement or agreements made to a corporation or a subsidiary of a corporation whose capital stock is listed on a national exchange.
(h) Receivables that are due to a licensee from the licensee’s authorized vendors except those that are more than 90 days past due or are doubtful of collection.
(i) Any other investment approved by rule.
(2) Each money transmitter that receives virtual currency, either directly or through an authorized vendor, for the purpose of transmitting such virtual currency from one person to another location or person must at all times, until the transmission obligation is completed, hold virtual currency of the same type and amount owed or obligated to the other location or person. Virtual currency received and held under this subsection is not included in the amount of outstanding money transmissions for purposes of calculating the permissible investments required by subsection (1).
(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the office, with respect to any particular licensee or all licensees, may limit the extent to which any class of permissible investments may be considered a permissible investment, except for cash and certificates of deposit.
(4) The office may waive the permissible investments requirement if the dollar value of a licensee’s outstanding payment instruments and money transmitted do not exceed the bond or collateral deposit posted by the licensee under s. 560.209.
History.s. 2, ch. 94-238; s. 2, ch. 94-354; s. 716, ch. 2003-261; s. 60, ch. 2006-213; s. 35, ch. 2008-177; s. 8, ch. 2022-113.