(205 ILCS 620/4A-20)
Sec. 4A-20. Examination of foreign corporations.
(a) To the extent consistent with subsection (c) of this Section, the Commissioner may make such examinations of any place of business established or maintained under Section 4A-5 by a foreign corporation as the Commissioner may deem necessary to determine whether the place of business is being operated in compliance with the laws of this State and in accordance with safe and sound banking practices. The provisions of Section 5-2 of this Act shall apply to the examinations.
(b) The Commissioner may require periodic reports regarding any foreign corporation that has maintained a place of business in this State under Section 4A-5. The required reports shall be provided by the foreign corporation or by the home state regulator. Any reporting requirements prescribed by the Commissioner under this Section shall be consistent with Section 5-9 of this Act.
(c) The Commissioner may enter into cooperative, coordinating, and information-sharing agreements with any other bank supervisory agencies or any organization affiliated with or representing one or more bank supervisory agencies with respect to the periodic examination or other supervision of any office in this State of a foreign corporation or any office of a corporate fiduciary in a host state. The Commissioner may accept a report of examination or report of investigation in lieu of the Commissioner conducting an examination or investigation.
(d) The Commissioner may enter into contracts with any bank supervisory agency that has concurrent jurisdiction over a corporate fiduciary or foreign corporation maintaining a place of business under Section 4A-5 of this Act to engage the services of that agency's examiners at a reasonable rate of compensation or to provide the services of the Commissioner's examiners to that agency at a reasonable rate of compensation.
(e) The Commissioner may enter joint examinations or joint enforcement actions with other bank supervisory agencies having concurrent jurisdiction over any place of business established under Section 4A-5 or any office of a corporate fiduciary in any host state. The Commissioner may at any time take such actions independently if the Commissioner deems such actions to be necessary or appropriate to ensure compliance with the laws of this State. However, in the case of a foreign corporation, the Commissioner shall recognize the exclusive authority of the home state regulator over corporate governance matters and the primary responsibility of the home state regulator over safety and soundness matters.
(f) A foreign corporation that maintains one or more offices pursuant to Section 4A-5 may be assessed, and if assessed, shall pay supervisory and examination fees in accordance with Section 5-10 of this Act. The fees may be shared with other bank supervisory agencies or any organization affiliated with or representing one or more bank supervisory agencies in accordance with agreements between such parties and the Commissioner.
(Source: P.A. 92-483, eff. 8-23-01.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015