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Financial Code - FIN

DIVISION 1.1. BANKING [1000 - 1910]

  ( Division 1.1 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. )

CHAPTER 14. Loans and Investments [1460 - 1522]

  ( Chapter 14 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [1460 - 1467]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. )

1460.
  

A commercial bank shall not rediscount, borrow money, or hypothecate its assets as security for money borrowed except to the extent and upon the conditions set forth in this division.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1461.
  

Assets hypothecated by a commercial bank as security for moneys borrowed shall not exceed in value the amount borrowed by more than 50 percent except with the prior written consent of the commissioner.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1462.
  

A commercial bank may borrow money by discounting or otherwise, and may borrow money secured by real property owned by the bank, to an amount not in excess of its shareholders’ equity, but shall not borrow money except as provided in Sections 1464 and 1465 in excess of such amount without the prior written approval of the commissioner.

The amounts of moneys so borrowed by a commercial bank together with the amount of any of its deposits secured by surety bonds shall not at any one time exceed the amount of its shareholders’ equity without the prior written approval of the commissioner.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1463.
  

A commercial bank may hypothecate its assets in any manner provided by law to secure the deposits of moneys of the United States, of postal savings funds, of estates in bankruptcy cases, of the State of California, or of any political subdivision, public corporation, or district of the State of California. With the prior approval of the commissioner a bank may hypothecate its assets to secure moneys payable to other states.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1464.
  

A commercial bank may borrow for the purpose of buying from the United States, United States bonds, United States Treasury certificates, or notes or other obligations of the United States.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1465.
  

A commercial bank may rediscount with, borrow money from, or hypothecate its assets as security for money borrowed from a Federal Reserve bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the Federal Home Loan Bank.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1466.
  

A commercial bank may issue negotiable certificates of deposit transferable by endorsement and delivery and nonnegotiable certificates transferable only on the books of the bank.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

1467.
  

A commercial bank located in a place the population of which does not exceed 5,000 persons according to the most recent official federal or state census may act as agent for any fire, life, or other insurance company authorized to do business in California by soliciting and selling insurance and collecting premiums and may receive for such services such fees and commissions as may be agreed upon with the insurance company if the bank is engaged in such business on October 1, 1949, and is duly licensed under the Insurance Code, and may act also as the broker or agent for others in making or procuring loans on real property located within 100 miles of the place in which the bank is located and may receive for such services a fee or a commission if it is engaged in such business on October 1, 1949, and is duly licensed. In engaging in either of such businesses the bank shall comply with all rules and regulations of the commissioner relating thereto and shall not guarantee either the principal or interest of any loan procured by it as broker or agent or assume or guarantee the payment of any premium on insurance policies written through it as agent or broker or guarantee the truth of any statement made by an insured in filing an application for insurance.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 243, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2012.)

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