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Financial Code - FIN

DIVISION 5. CREDIT UNIONS [14000 - 16906]

  ( Division 5 repealed and added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

CHAPTER 6. Share Accounts and Certificates for Funds [14850 - 14905]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )

ARTICLE 2. Dividends [14900 - 14905]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 112. )


Dividends need not be paid on a share account having less than the minimum balance prescribed in the bylaws.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 267, Sec. 7. (AB 2862) Effective January 1, 2019.)


The rates of dividends and terms of payment may be established in advance by action of the board of directors. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to permit any credit union to pay a dividend except as provided in Section 14902.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 539, Sec. 34.7. Effective January 1, 1999.)


The directors of any credit union may, for the dividend period, declare dividends from its undivided profits as provided by law, but no credit union shall credit or pay any dividends or pay loan interest refunds to its members until it has transferred to its regular reserve such part of its gross income as is required by Section 14700. However, nothing in this division shall be construed to permit the credit union to credit or pay a dividend from its undivided profits account when the credit or payment would result in a deficit in the undivided profits account.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 263, Sec. 4.)


Amounts paid or credited by a credit union to its members or depositors on or before the 30th day after the close of its income year shall be deemed for all purposes as paid or credited by the credit union upon the last day of the income year. This section is applicable only to credit unions as entities and does not apply to the members or depositors thereof.

(Added by renumbering Section 14907 by Stats. 1984, Ch. 303, Sec. 9.)

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