Oregon Statutes - Chapter 707 - Organization to Conduct Banking Business; Stockholders, Directors and Officers - Section 707.145 - Grounds for refusing authority to organize.

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may disapprove an application for a permit to organize or refuse to approve the articles of incorporation or to grant a charter upon a finding that any person named in the application to organize or in other documents submitted for filing:

(1) Is insolvent, either in the sense that the personís liabilities exceed the personís assets or that the person cannot meet the personís obligations as they mature, or is in such financial condition that the person cannot continue in business with safety to the personís customers;

(2) Has engaged in dishonest, fraudulent or illegal practices or conduct in any business or profession;

(3) Has willfully or repeatedly violated or failed to comply with any provisions of the Bank Act or any rule or order of the director;

(4) Has been convicted of a crime, an essential element of which is fraud;

(5) Is not qualified to conduct a banking business on the basis of such factors as training, experience and knowledge of the business;

(6) Is permanently or temporarily enjoined by a court of competent jurisdiction from engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice involving any aspect of the banking business or other business that may lawfully be conducted by an insured institution;

(7) Is the subject of an order of the director subjecting the person to a fine or a civil penalty, or removing the person from an office in any entity regulated by the director; or

(8) Is the subject of an order entered within the past five years, directing the person to cease and desist from any fraudulent or unlawful business or banking practice, subjecting the person to a fine or other civil penalty, or removing the person from an office in a financial institution or a consumer finance company issued by the banking supervisor of another state or by the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System or by any other agency of the federal government or another state with regulatory authority over such financial institutions or consumer finance companies. [1977 c.135 §19; 1985 c.762 §§37,37a; 1985 c.786 §25; 1987 c.373 §52; 1997 c.631 §48]

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