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Check Cashing and Money Transfer Services

SIC 6099 | NAICS 522390

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Check Cashing & Payday Loans  (view report)
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Dekos Publishing LLC
Cheklist Magazine / digital-edition

Quarterly trade publication provides news and information for neighborhood financial service centers which cash checks and provide payday loans, with topics covered in the publication including industry news and trends, marketing tips and ideas, product and service information, regulatory and legislative updates, and recent judicial decisions. Print edition of the magazine is available by subscription only.

Financial Transaction Processing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Currents Magazine
Triannual trade journal provides news and information for owners and operators of financial service centers, with topics covered in this publication including industry news and developments, business operations, marketplace trends, employee training, technology updates, regulatory compliance, and association events and activities. Current and archived issues of the magazine are available online.

FAQs section provides answers to frequently asked questions concerning financial service centers (FSCs), with topics addressed in this section including types of services provided; industry size in terms of revenue, locations, customers, and transaction volume; regulatory compliance; customer demographic profile; and reasons why customers use FSCs rather than banks or credit unions.

Research section includes various reports that provide an overview of the industry and its services, with topics covered in these reports including market size, volume, and scope; product and service offerings; differences between FSC and bank business models; customer demographics; reasons why customers use FSCs instead of banks or credit unions; and FSC service satisfaction ratings.

Marketdata Enterprises, Inc.
U.S. Check Cashing & Money Transfer Services

Market research study provides in-depth analysis of this segment of the consumer financial services industry, with topics covered in the study including customer demographics, market size and growth, key market trends, and regulatory environment and firms profiled including Ace Cash Express, Inc., Amscot Corp., Check Into Cash, Inc., Western Union Company, and MoneyGram International, Inc.

Ken Research
U.S. Money Remittance and Bill Payments Market Outlook

Market research report provides a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. remittance and bill payments market, with topics covered in the report including money transfer value chain; remittance market by transaction volume, major channel (e.g., bank, non-bank), and service mix; competitive landscape; market share of major players by bank/non-bank channel; and market future outlook and projections.

Koncept Analytics
Global Remittance Report

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of the global remittance market, with topics covered in the report including overview of the remittance system; remittance market by income characteristics; global region, and largest receiving and contributing countries; market dynamics and trends; regulatory compliance; competitive environment; profiles of major companies; and market outlook and forecast.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Check Cashing & Payday Loans
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Cost structure benchmarks section of this report provides an analysis of industry costs and profits as a percentage of total revenue for nondepository consumer financial services firms that provide check, draft, and money order cashing services and may also provide their customers with unsecured short- term payday cash advance loans, longer-term personal installment loans, and other related services.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nondepository Consumer Financial Services

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by nondepository consumer financial services firms on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with establishments in this financial sector including companies that provide check, draft, and money order cashing services and money transfer services for consumers on a per transaction fee basis.

PayScale, Inc.
Money Transfer Service

Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for selected job positions such as business development manager, HR operations manager, compliance officer, customer service representative, and teller, with employers for which salary or hourly wage rate data is provided including MoneyGram International, Inc, The Western Union Company, Ria Financial Services Ltd., and Sigue Corporation.

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