Check Verification Entities



In the 80th Legislature, the Texas Finance Code was amended to require a financial institution to notify check verification entities (CVE) that a customer is a victim of Section 32.51, Penal Code. The Department was tasked with developing a secure electronic notification system in order to provide the information to check verification companies. Rules were also adopted requiring a check verification entity to register with the Department in order to receive closed account information submitted by financial institutions. The secure electronic notification system became known as the Closed Account Notification System (CANS).



Check Verification Entities (CVE): Getting Started

Forms for CVEs
Includes Initial as well as Renewal Registration Forms

Common Scenarios for Reporting

Industry Notice 2008-01
Commissioner issued notice to banking industry relating to CANS reporting system


Regulations Governing Check Verification Companies

The Law & Guidance Manual includes select statutes, rules, legal opinions, supervisory memorandums, and regulatory guidance applicable to check verification companies.

 Additional Regulations Found on Texas Legislature Online

Statutes for Check Verification Entities are part of Texas Business and Commerce Code Chapter 523.


Closed Account Notification System (CANS)

Enroll & Report Compromised Accounts
Portal for financial institutions to register and report compromised accounts

User Manual
Manual for CANS users to navigate through the reporting system

Model Forms for the Sworn Statement of Offense
Form to be completed by consumers in order to report a compromised account

Listen to IBAT Conference Call [8.35MB] regarding CANS with Department of Banking participation
Call Summary


Communicate with the Department

Technical Help

For assistance with reporting or updating contact information on records with the Department, please select "Closed Account Notification System (CANS)" from the Ask a Question form on this page.

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