Moov accounts

Accounts represent the businesses and individuals set up to move money with Moov. When you sign up for Moov, you’re creating an account for your business, and when you add your users, you’re creating an account for each of them.

Every account has a profile with information describing the legal entity associated with it, be that a business or an individual.

Bank accounts, payment cards, and transfer activity are all associated with Moov Accounts to help paint a complete picture of activity on your platform. For example, when one of your users changes their linked bank account all past activity remains associated to the Moov account.

Facilitator account

When you sign up for the Moov Dashboard, we will create a facilitator Moov account. The facilitator account is different from other Moov accounts:

  • Has capabability to facilitate money movement
  • Won’t show up in your list of accounts
  • Can be used as a source or destination in a transfer
  • Can update your own account’s information on the settings page in the Dashboard

When interacting with transfers, you must specify the facilitator account ID for the following scopes:

  • /accounts/{accountID}/transfers.write
  • /accounts/{accountID}/transfers.read

We refer to the accounts created by the facilitator account as connected accounts, which can can be either businesses or individuals.

Individuals

If a Moov account is an individual, its profile describes that unique person with fields like:

  • Legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Tax ID
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address

Businesses

A Moov account that represents a business has a profile made up of fields like:

  • Legal business name
  • Doing business as name
  • Business type
  • Website URL
  • EIN
  • Industry
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Address

After creating a business account, you need to add representatives, then update the business account ownersProvided=true.

Representatives

We refer to representatives as the people who make up significant ownership and control of a business. A representative is typically an individual with 25% or more ownership in the business or someone with significant responsibility to control or manage the business, like an executive officer or director. Moov must verify business representatives before a business account can send funds or collect funds from other accounts.

Billing by Moov accounts

Your agreement with Moov may include a cost per active verified Moov account. Verified Moov accounts are accounts that have gone through KYC checks, initiated by opting into certain capabilities. Which capabilities they have selected may impact the price of each verified account. An active verified Moov account is a Moov account that:

  • has been verified
  • holds a balance or is party to a transfer at any time during the term

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