CASH TRANSPORTATION & DEPOSITS
What are some of the names of national cash transporters that service cannabis?
Most national providers don’t work in the cannabis industry. However, there are several companies that service cannabis on a regional or national level. Companies like Liberty Defense Group and Empyreal Logistics are reputable groups that operators can rely on.
How do I deposit cash in my bank account?
Abaca doesn’t recommend servicing cash logistics internally. Armored car providers are protected and insured against loss. Insured armored cash logistics providers pick up the cash from your business and transport it to the bank. The cash is vaulted, counted, and deposited into your bank account.
What does the cash pickup process look like?
Cash couriers pick up cash on a weekly or bi-weekly basis in most markets. Cash is transported to a vault and counted, and the amount is transmitted to the bank. Depending on your cannabis banking provider, it may take between 48 hours and 10 days to receive access to cash deposits after pickup.
Is cash pickup available everywhere? Even very remote areas?
Yes, most areas are covered. Remote areas may only be able to obtain cash logistics services bi-weekly or monthly basis.
Who can provide cash logistics or armored car services for my cannabis business?
Providers vaulting and depositing at the Federal Reserve are required to have contracts with the banks they service. Cash logistics companies that work with banks are trusted providers. The banks have evaluated their insurance limits and contracts to ensure the funds are financially secure.
How long does it take for cash to appear in a bank account?
Typically 24-48 hours. This is dependent on the location of the pickup and the nearest vault.
How does having a cash counter affect this turnaround time?
Cash counters can help reduce the amount of time it takes to count the cash to prepare it for pickup. Rather than counting it out manually, the cash counter can provide this service for you in a quicker and more efficient manner.
Can CBD/ancillary companies get cash pickup?
CBD/Ancillary companies do qualify for cash pickup. This decision should be based on the volume of cash you have coming in to ensure it is a scalable service for your business.
What is legacy cash and how is it dealt with?
Legacy cash is a term used to describe cash that has been accumulated over time and not deposited into a bank account. The time frame associated with legacy cash varies from bank to bank, but it is typically cash that goes undeposited for more than 60 days.
If you have a large amount of legacy cash, an independent auditor’s review may be required to validate that it came from legitimate business transactions. The legacy cash deposit may also be subject to a higher fee.
Can a business owner drive the cash themselves to the Federal Reserve?
Only licensed and authorized cash couriers can deposit to the Federal Reserve.
How is cash pickup priced?
Each provider has its own pricing. Typically there is either a flat rate for pickup that varies based on the location and/or a basis point fee based for processing volume. Usually that volume fee is somewhere around 0.1%.
Is there a cap on cash pick up?
Approved cash logistics providers are insured for the value of their cargo and will not carry above insured limits. Typically, this means each cash pickup is limited to about $500,000 per client to ensure the courier remains below their insured limit. Depending on the provider, you may be able to deposit more than $500,000 or the normal limit for a fee upon request.