Business representatives

Learn what information we require for business representatives.

About business representatives

A business representative is someone with financial ownership or significant control over a business entity. In order to meet federal regulations, Moov is required to collect and verify information about these individuals. We have two categories for business representatives:

  • Controllers
  • Owners

If you’re providing information for a business representative, they must be either a controller or an owner (see below for more information). In some instances, the controller and owner can be the same person. If this is the case, set both isController and isOwnerto true. We allow a maximum of 7 business representatives for a Moov account.


In compliance with regulatory guidelines, we require you to provide information for at least one verified business representative/control officer with significant management responsibilities and the authority to make decisions within the business. You can do this by creating and verifying a representative by setting isController to true. Some examples of business representatives include the CEO, COO, Treasurer, President, Vice President, or Managing Partner.

Financial ownership

Additionally, we are required to verify all individuals with a ≥25% ownership stake of the company. Ownership information can be provided by creating a representative and setting isOwner to true and providing the ownershipPercentage. If the representative you’ve created does not own ≥25% of your company, you can indicate that by setting isOwner to false and leaving the ownership percentage field blank.

Once all owners have been created, you’ll need to update your profile’s business object by setting ownersProvided to true with the accounts PATCH endpoint. This step is required so Moov knows when an account’s profile is complete and verification can be initiated.


Below, we’ve consolidated the data requirements for owners and controllers.

Required information Owner Controller
Legal name yes yes
Personal address yes yes
Email or phone # yes yes
Date of birth yes yes
Last 4 of SSN1 yes yes
isController not required yes
Job title not required yes
isOwner yes not required
Ownership percentage yes not required

  1. In some instances, capabilities requesting the last 4 digits of an SSN may require the full SSN. ↩︎