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To be considered for admission into the Sandbox, Applicants must complete this form in full
and pay the $500 application fee. To submit, either upload the completed application along
with any other documentation at
or mail the documents
to the address listed below:
Fintech Sandbox
c/o Civil Litigation Division
2005 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
If there is not enough room to answer a question on the form, please provide the answer in
a Supporting Document. Each Product or Service sought to be Tested requires a separate
application, irrespective of whether the Applicant has submitted other applications.
Once the application is received, the Applicant will receive an email with an application
number and instructions for paying the application fee. The $500 application fee can be
paid either by phone with a Visa/MasterCard or by check (cashier’s check required for
Applicants located outside the United States).
The Attorney General’s Office will review Sandbox applications on a rolling, as-received
basis and will notify Applicants of a decision regarding entry into the Sandbox within 90
days of receiving a complete application and payment of the application fee. This 90-day
period may be extended if the Applicant and Attorney General’s Office mutually agree.
Additionally, the Attorney General’s Office may request supplementary information after
reviewing the initial application submission.
Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes § 41-5610, information and records submitted with
this application are not public records and will be disclosed by the Attorney General’s Office
only with the Applicant’s permission or as authorized by § 41-5610.
FAQs are available on our website at
. Any questions about
the application, or the Sandbox more generally, should be sent to the Attorney General’s
Office at
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“Active Managermeans any individual or entity, paid or unpaid, that: (i) is primarily
responsible for Testing the Product or Service; (ii) has direct supervisory authority over the
staff Testing the Product or Service; or (iii) serves as an officer or director of the business or
business unit that is Testing the Product or Service.
“Applicant” means the individual or entity seeking admittance to the Sandbox through this
“Innovative” means using or incorporating new or emerging technology or reimagining
uses for existing technology to address a problem, provide a benefit or otherwise offer a
product, service, business model, or delivery mechanism that is not known by the Attorney
General to have a comparable widespread offering in Arizona.
“Key Personnel” means all individuals and entities that: meet the definition of an Active
Manager; or own, directly or indirectly, 15% or more of the Applicant.
Product or Servicemeans the specific financial product or service the Applicant seeks to
Test in the Sandbox.
“Required Records, Documents, and Data” means all records, documents, data,
memos, reports, and any other recordable piece of information, whether in physical or
digital form, relating to the Product or Service, dating from the time this application is
submitted to the time of the Applicant’s exit from the Sandbox.
“Sandbox” means the Regulatory Sandbox Program established by Chapter 55 of Title 41
of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Supporting Document means any document, record, or other piece of information,
whether in physical or digital form, that may aid in providing the information sought in this
“Test” or “Testing” means to provide a Product or Service in the Sandbox as allowed by
Chapter 55 of Title 41 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
“You” or “Your” means the Applicant.
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Full legal name of Applicant. [Include all trade names and DBAs.]
Brief product description.
Anticipated length of time in the Sandbox.
Describe the consumer benefit Your Product or Service Provides
Are You seeking authorization for either or both of the following?
Making the Product or Service available to up to 17,500 consumers.
Conducting individual transactions per consumer up to $15,000, and aggregate
transactions per consumer up to $50,000 as a “money transmitter” (as defined
in A.R.S. § 6-1201).
If yes, provide further explanation and Supporting Documents demonstrating that You
possess adequate financial capitalization, risk management processes, and management
oversight (e.g., financial statements, BSA/AML Program, etc.).
Contact person for inquiries by Attorney General regarding Application/Testing.
Telephone number(s). [For contact regarding this application and Testing by this
Email address(es). [For contact regarding this application and Testing by this Applicant.]
Applicant’s website(s). [Include any URL that may be used for Testing.]
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List Your address(es). [Include address(es) for the location(s) where Testing will be
developed and performed and location(s) where Required Records, Documents, and Data
will be maintained. If the Applicant is an entity, also include the physical address of the
principal place of business (and mailing address if different from the physical address).]
Full legal names of Applicant’s Key Personnel. [Identify all Key Personnel by their
respective titles and roles. For each individual, include the primary residential address and
date of birth. For each entity, include the address of the principal place of business and the
state or foreign jurisdiction of incorporation or formation. Alternatively, You may provide
this information in attached Supporting Documents relating to Your corporate governance if
such Supporting Documents contain some or all of the information sought by this section.]
Of the Key Personnel, identify all Active Managers and provide a brief description
of each Active Manager’s duties.
Contact for consumer complaints. [If a different contact than for Application/Testing.]
If the Applicant is an entity, provide the state or foreign jurisdiction of
incorporation or formation.
Applicant’s Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), if any, and Federal Tax
Identification Number (TIN) or Social Security Number (SSN). [Provide Your SSN
only if You are a sole proprietor.]
If applicable, provide Applicant’s Arizona state tax identification number. [This is
different from the federal TIN or EIN.]
Are You or Your business already operating in Arizona? [If yes, briefly explain the
products or services provided and approximately how many consumers are served
annually.] Yes No
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Do You conduct business in a state or foreign jurisdiction other than Arizona? [If
so, list the jurisdictions and briefly describe Your business activities.] Yes No
Do You already possess a license or other authorization under another
jurisdiction’s laws regulating the Product or Service or a similar financial product
or service? [If so, list the license and/or authorization, including any license number, and
what product or service it relates to.] Yes No
Are You licensing or otherwise using any key technology or intellectual property
from a third party as part of Your proposed Product or Service? [If so, provide the
name(s) of the third party(ies) and a brief description of what is being licensed or used and
whether Your license extends for the duration of the proposed Test.] Yes No
If admitted into the Sandbox, will You work with other individuals or entities
outside Your business to develop Your Product or Service while it is in the
Sandbox or to Test the Product or Service while it is in the Sandbox? [If yes,
provide the following information in a Supporting Document: Name(s); mailing and location
addresses; telephone number(s); email address(es); website(s); and a brief description of
each individual or entity’s role.] Yes No
Have You or any of Your Key Personnel ever been convicted of a felony; had an
order, judgment, or sentence imposed, or entered into an assurance or settlement,
for any type of fraud, money laundering, or a breach of fiduciary duty or trust; or
been the target of a government investigation or regulatory action related to the
provision or advertisement of goods or services? [If yes, provide the following
information in a Supporting Document: Name of the person(s) or entity(ies) involved;
jurisdiction(s) in which the incident(s) occurred; case numbers; the date(s) of any
conviction(s), judgment(s), and/or other resolution(s).] Yes No
Explain how Your Product or Service is eligible for the Sandbox. [Explain how it is
Innovative and Your understanding of how the Product or Service, outside the Sandbox,
may be subject to regulation under A.R.S. Title 6 and/or Title 44 (Chapters 2.1 and 13).]
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***In the remaining sections, if You already have a business plan, white paper,
Product or Service synopsis, or other documentation that contains the information
requested, upload those materials as Supporting Documents, and refer to the
relevant portions of such materials in the response boxes on this form.
About Your Product or Service. [Provide a detailed description that includes how the
Product or Service works.]
Outline anticipated consumer experience. [Walk us through a typical transaction and
interaction with your product or service from a consumer's perspective.]
Describe how money flows in the course of providing Your Product or Service,
particularly as it concerns consumers.
What fees do You anticipate charging, either immediately or in the future, in
providing Your Product or Service?
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About Your Testing plan. [Explain the objectives of the Test, how You will determine if
the Test was successful or unsuccessful, why You need to Test in a live market, why Your
Product or Service would benefit from being introduced into the Sandbox, and, as
applicable, why You are not able to proceed with the Test outside the Sandbox.]
Product’s or Service’s stage of development [Please describe where you are at in the
process of developing the product and being ready to launch in the Arizona market.]
Describe the timeline of the proposed Testing plan and key milestones for the
Product or Service given the two-year Testing period and any possible extensions.
[Your description should address estimated timelines for market entry, market exit, and the
pursuit of necessary licensure or authorization.]
What is Your Consumer Protection Plan? [Identify the types of consumers likely to
participate in Your Test, how You intend to market the Product or Service and disclose Your
participation in the Sandbox, the key risks of the Test to consumers, Your plan to address
the risks, and how You will monitor and assess the Testing of the Product or Service to
protect consumers from the Test’s failure.]
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What is Your Privacy Policy? [Please include documentation of an official or unofficial
policy and the privacy protections that you have built into Your Product or Service.]
What records and data will You keep in the ordinary course of business?
What is Your exit plan? [Explain Your anticipated next steps after the Test is complete,
including a wind down plan should such action be necessary. In connection with describing
Your wind down plan, specifically address how consumers will be protected if the Test is
Attestation: I, , on behalf of Applicant, attest that the
foregoing information and attached Supporting Documents are true and accurate to the best
of my knowledge. If accepted into the Sandbox, Applicant agrees to be bound by the
requirements of Chapter 55 of Title 41 of the Arizona Revised Statutes and understands that
Applicant and Active Managers will be required to acknowledge they are subject to the
jurisdiction of the Arizona courts with respect to any action arising out of or relating to
Applicant’s Testing.
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