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Financial Code - FIN


  ( Division 2 repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 3. Corporate Administration [6000 - 6477]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 6. Records [6450 - 6458]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2. )


Each association shall keep correct and complete books and records of accounts, as specified in Section 1500 of the Corporations Code.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)


(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), each agency of an association, as defined in Section 6551, shall keep an original record of each transaction of business completed on behalf of the association at the agency.

(b) Records of transactions are not required to be maintained at the agency if they are maintained at the association’s home office or branch office.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 868, Sec. 4. Effective September 26, 1989.)


Each association shall observe generally accepted accounting principles and practices except to the extent that the commissioner may require or permit different accounting treatment of accounts by regulation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)


Each association shall close its books at the close of business at least annually, or more often if authorized or required in writing by the commissioner.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 361, Sec. 8.)


No association by any system of accounting or any device of bookkeeping shall, either directly or indirectly, enter any of its assets upon its books in the name of any other person, partnership, association, or corporation or under any title or designation that is not truly descriptive of the assets.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)


(a) Each association shall maintain complete loan and investment records, and shall do so in a manner satisfactory to the commissioner. Detailed records necessary to make determinations of compliance by an association with the requirements of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 7200) and other provisions of this division shall be maintained at all times.

(b) The record of each real estate loan or other secured loan or investment shall contain documentation satisfactory to the commissioner of the type, adequacy and characteristics of the security.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)


Each mutual association shall maintain membership records which shall show the name and address of the member and the date of membership.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 983, Sec. 4. Effective September 26, 1985.)


Each capital stock association shall maintain a register of stockholders.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1091, Sec. 2.)


(a) Any association may cause any or all records of the association to be copied or reproduced by any photostatic, photographic, or microfilming process that correctly and permanently copies, reproduces, or forms a medium for copying or reproducing the original record on a film or other durable material.

(b) Any copy or reproduction made under subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be an original record for all purposes and shall be treated as an original record in all courts or administrative agencies for the purpose of its admissibility in evidence.

(c) A facsimile, exemplification, or certified copy of any copy made pursuant to subdivision (a), or a reproduction produced from a film record, shall, for all purposes, be deemed a facsimile, exemplification, or certified copy of the original record.

(Added by renumbering Section 6460 by Stats. 1984, Ch. 287, Sec. 15. Effective July 6, 1984.)

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