17:9A-19.2. Authority for insured depository institution to act as agent for affiliate; construction of "control"; authority of commissioner
1. a. An insured depository institution located in this State may accept deposits and conduct other banking business as agent for any affiliate, without being required to obtain a license as a branch office of the affiliate or foreign bank; and may provide customer information to any affiliate solely for use in conducting business with the customer. For purposes of this section, "control" shall be construed consistently with the provisions of paragraph (2) of subsection (a) of section 2 of the "Bank Holding Company Act of 1956," 12 U.S.C. 1841(a)(2); "insured depository institution" shall have the same meaning as set forth in the "Federal Deposit Insurance Act," 12 U.S.C. 1813; "foreign bank," "agency," and "branch" shall have the same meaning as set forth in the "International Banking Act of 1978," 12 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.; and "affiliate" means a company which controls, is controlled by or under common control with another company, and includes a United States branch or agency of a foreign bank.
b.The commissioner shall have the authority to request from any insured depository institution information with respect to its activities as an agent, including a request for a copy of any agreement of an insured depository institution to act as an agent for an affiliate.
L.1989,c.245,s.1; amended 1996, c.17, s.4.
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