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The Hub for New York State Dept. of Financial Services (DFS) Background Checks

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Experienced. Unbiased. Independent.

Moneta provides the gold standard of service to you and the state financial services departments, including the NYSDFS. 


Complying with NYS DFS regulations can be challenging, but with the help of a reliable background screening company like Moneta, it doesn't have to be.


Our expertise, comprehensive background checks, fast turnaround times, and excellent customer service make us a top choice for individuals and businesses looking to comply with NYS DFS requirements.

Since the 1990s, Moneta has worked on behalf of mortgage lenders and financial institutions to help them comply with complex licensing requirements and obtain background checks. ​ Let Moneta guide you through the background check process.  We have extensive knowledge of the requirements for mortgage bankers, mortgage brokers, mortgage loan servicers, mortgage loan originators, and other financial institutions. Moneta exceeds requirements by delivering comprehensive Background Check Packages including: Certification Letter, Background Check Report, Credit Report, three Professional References, New Media Information, Professional License Information, and pertinent supporting documents. ​ Moneta works with the DFS Bank Examiners until your application process is complete.

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Moneta works with foreign nationals and global financial companies

We guide financial companies seamlessly through the licensing process, becoming their liaison with  Bank Examiners.

Moneta provides the most comprehensive and cost-effective background check packages in the industry.


Moneta maintains the highest standards of professionalism, experience, confidentiality and reliability with its clients and with Examiners.

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What is the process and other FAQs

How does the NYSDFS Background Check process work?

  1. Applicant fills out our short and user-friendly Consent Form

  2. Applicant clicks ‘Submit,’ Moneta receives the Form and commences the background check. 

  3. Moneta uploads all documents, forms, and background check process to your free Online Client Portal. 

We have already completed the NYSDFS Personal Questionnaire. Do we still need to complete Moneta's Consent Form?

No.   You would just need to attach your completed NYSDFS Questionnaire to our Form.  Also, you need to sign our form to give us permission to obtain your credit report. 

What is the Scope of the NYSDFS Background Check?

  1. Verification of Subject’s Personal Identification (SSN, DOB etc.)

  2. Verification of Professional History: All or 10-yr. history

  3. Verification of Education/Degrees: All undergraduate and above

  4. Verification of Professional Licenses

  5. Corporate Affiliations (includes Board Directorships)

  6. Credit Report Review & Summary

  7. Criminal Court Records Research: All applicable jurisdictions

  8. Civil Court Records Research: All applicable jurisdictions

  9. Driver Record Review

  10. News Media Research

  11. Regulatory/Licensure Research

  12. Sex Offender Records Research

  13. Professional References

What are your deliverables?

  1. A Moneta Investigator reports its progress on the background check within three business days. Special attention is given to reporting any red flags.

  2. At the conclusion of the assignment, Moneta provides a Comprehensive Background Check Report Package and delivers it to the specified NYSDFS examiner.

  3. Moneta collaborates with the client and NYSDFS Examiner/Representatives until the assignment is completed. There is no additional charge for this service regardless of how long this process takes.

How does the NYSDFS receive your Background Check Reports?

Since the start of the pandemic, Moneta has delivered Reports and supporting documents electronically through our encrypted email platform.

My company needs to order several NYS DFS background checks at once. How do we do that?

You may call in your request, e-mail it to us, or simply fill out this Order Form.

How long does a NYSDFS Background Check take?

  1. Approximately 14 business days.  It could take longer depending on the responses from professional references, responses from HR re verifications, and other variables.

Does Moneta require payment up front?

Moneta requires 50% up front and the remaining balance within 30 days from the invoice date. Payments to Moneta are not contingent in any way and are due whether or not our Client receives reimbursement from its Client or other third-party.

Do you offer bulk pricing?

On orders of five or more requests.

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