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§ 1815.
Deposit insurance
(a)
Application to Corporation required
(1)
In general
(2)
Interim depository institutions
(3)
Application and approval not required in cases of continued insurance
(4)
Review requirements
(5)
Notice of denial of application for insurance
(6)
Nondelegation requirement
(b)
Foreign branch nonmember banks; matters considered
Subject to the provisions of this chapter and to such terms and conditions as the Board of Directors may impose, any branch of a foreign bank, upon application by the bank to the Corporation, and examination by the Corporation of the branch, and approval by the Board of Directors, may become an insured branch. Before approving any such application, the Board of Directors shall give consideration to—
(1)
the financial history and condition of the bank,
(2)
the adequacy of its capital structure,
(3)
its future earnings prospects,
(4)
the general character and fitness of its management, including but not limited to the management of the branch proposed to be insured,
(5)
the risk presented to the Deposit Insurance Fund,
(6)
the convenience and needs of the community to be served by the branch,
(7)
whether or not its corporate powers, insofar as they will be exercised through the proposed insured branch, are consistent with the purposes of this chapter, and
(8)
the probable adequacy and reliability of information supplied and to be supplied by the bank to the Corporation to enable it to carry out its functions under this chapter.
(c)
Protection to Deposit Insurance Fund; surety bond, pledge of assets, etc.; injunction
(1)
Before any branch of a foreign bank becomes an insured branch, the bank shall deliver to the Corporation or as the Corporation may direct a surety bond, a pledge of assets, or both, in such amounts and of such types as the Corporation may require or approve, for the purpose set forth in paragraph (4) of this subsection.
(2)
After any branch of a foreign bank becomes an insured branch, the bank shall maintain on deposit with the Corporation, or as the Corporation may direct, surety bonds or assets or both, in such amounts and of such types as shall be determined from time to time in accordance with such regulations as the Board of Directors may prescribe. Such regulations may impose differing requirements on the basis of any factors which in the judgment of the Board of Directors are reasonably related to the purpose set forth in paragraph (4).
(3)
The Corporation may require of any given bank larger deposits of bonds and assets than required under paragraph (2) of this subsection if, in the judgment of the Corporation, the situation of that bank or any branch thereof is or becomes such that the deposits of bonds and assets otherwise required under this section would not adequately fulfill the purpose set forth in paragraph (4). The imposition of any such additional requirements may be without notice or opportunity for hearing, but the Corporation shall afford an opportunity to any such bank to apply for a reduction or removal of any such additional requirements so imposed.
(4)
The purpose of the surety bonds and pledges of assets required under this subsection is to provide protection to the Deposit Insurance Fund against the risks entailed in insuring the domestic deposits of a foreign bank whose activities, assets, and personnel are in large part outside the jurisdiction of the United States. In the implementation of its authority under this subsection, however, the Corporation shall endeavor to avoid imposing requirements on such banks which would unnecessarily place them at a competitive disadvantage in relation to domestically incorporated banks.
(5)
In the case of any failure or threatened failure of a foreign bank to comply with any requirement imposed under this subsection (c), the Corporation, in addition to all other administrative and judicial remedies, may apply to any United States district court, or United States court of any territory, within the jurisdiction of which any branch of the bank is located, for an injunction to compel such bank and any officer, employee, or agent thereof, or any other person having custody or control of any of its assets, to deliver to the Corporation such assets as may be necessary to meet such requirement, and to take any other action necessary to vest the Corporation with control of assets so delivered. If the court shall determine that there has been any such failure or threatened failure to comply with any such requirement, it shall be the duty of the court to issue such injunction. The propriety of the requirement may be litigated only as provided in chapter 7 of title 5, and may not be made an issue in an action for an injunction under this paragraph.
(d)
Insurance fees
(1)
In general
(2)
Fee credited to the Deposit Insurance Fund
(3)
Exception for certain depository institutions
(e)
Liability of commonly controlled depository institutions
(1)
In general
(A)
Liability established
Any insured depository institution shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Corporation, or any loss which the Corporation reasonably anticipates incurring, after August 9, 1989, in connection with—
(i)
the default of a commonly controlled insured depository institution; or
(ii)
any assistance provided by the Corporation to any commonly controlled insured depository institution in danger of default.
(B)
Payment upon notice
(C)
Notice required to be provided within 2 years of loss
(2)
Amount of compensation; procedures
(A)
Use of estimates
When an insured depository institution is in default or requires assistance to prevent default, the Corporation shall—
(i)
in good faith, estimate the amount of the loss the Corporation will incur from such default or assistance;
(ii)
if, with respect to such insured depository institution, there is more than 1 commonly controlled insured depository institution, estimate the amount of each such commonly controlled depository institution’s share of such liability; and
(iii)
advise each commonly controlled depository institution of the Corporation’s estimate of the amount of such institution’s liability for such losses.
(B)
Procedures; immediate payment
The Corporation, after consultation with the appropriate Federal banking agency and the appropriate State chartering agency, shall—
(i)
on a case-by-case basis, establish the procedures and schedule under which any insured depository institution shall reimburse the Corporation for such institution’s liability under paragraph (1) in connection with any commonly controlled insured depository institution; or
(ii)
require any insured depository institution to make immediate payment of the amount of such institution’s liability under paragraph (1) in connection with any commonly controlled insured depository institution.
(C)
Priority
The liability of any insured depository institution under this subsection shall have priority with respect to other obligations and liabilities as follows:
(i)
Superiority
The liability shall be superior to the following obligations and liabilities of the depository institution:
(I)
Any obligation to shareholders arising as a result of their status as shareholders (including any depository institution holding company or any shareholder or creditor of such company).
(II)
Any obligation or liability owed to any affiliate of the depository institution (including any other insured depository institution), other than any secured obligation which was secured as of May 1, 1989.
(ii)
Subordination
The liability shall be subordinate in right and payment to the following obligations and liabilities of the depository institution:
(I)
Any deposit liability (which is not a liability described in clause (i)(II)).
(II)
Any secured obligation, other than any obligation owed to any affiliate of the depository institution (including any other insured depository institution) which was secured after May 1, 1989.
(III)
Any other general or senior liability (which is not a liability described in clause (i)).
(IV)
Any obligation subordinated to depositors or other general creditors (which is not an obligation described in clause (i)).
(D)
Adjustment of estimated payment
(i)
Overpayment
(ii)
Underpayment
(3)
Review
(A)
Judicial
(B)
Administrative
The Corporation shall prescribe regulations and establish administrative procedures which provide for a hearing on the record for the review of—
(i)
the amount of any loss incurred by the Corporation in connection with any insured depository institution;
(ii)
the liability of individual commonly controlled depository institutions for the amount of such loss; and
(iii)
the schedule of payments to be made by such commonly controlled depository institutions.
(4)
Limitation on rights of private parties
To the extent the exercise of any right or power of any person would impair the ability of any insured depository institution to perform such institution’s obligations under this subsection—
(A)
the obligations of such insured depository institution shall supersede such right or power; and
(B)
no court may give effect to such right or power with respect to such insured depository institution.
(5)
Waiver authority
(A)
In general
(B)
Condition
(C)
Limited partnerships
(i)
In general
(ii)
Review and notice
(6)
Exclusion for institutions acquired in debt collections
Any depository institution shall not be treated as commonly controlled, for purposes of this subsection, during the 5-year period beginning on the date of an acquisition described in subparagraph (A) or such longer period as the Corporation may determine after written application by the acquirer, if—
(A)
1 depository institution controls another by virtue of ownership of voting shares acquired in securing or collecting a debt previously contracted in good faith; and
(B)
during the period beginning on August 9, 1989, and ending upon the expiration of the exclusion, the controlling bank and all other insured depository institution affiliates of such controlling bank comply fully with the restrictions of sections 371c and 371c–1 of this title, without regard to section 371c(d)(1) of this title, in transactions with the acquired insured depository institution.
(7)
Exception for certain FSLIC assisted institutions
No depository institution shall have any liability to the Corporation under this subsection as the result of the default of, or assistance provided with respect to, an insured depository institution which is an affiliate of such depository institution if—
(A)
such affiliate was receiving cash payments from the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation under an assistance agreement or note entered into before August 9, 1989;
(B)
the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, or such other entity which has succeeded to the payment obligations of such Corporation with respect to such assistance agreement or note, is unable to continue such payments; and
(C)
such affiliate—
(i)
is in default or in need of assistance solely as a result of the failure to meet the payment obligations referred to in subparagraph (B); and
(ii)
is not otherwise in breach of the terms of any assistance agreement or note which would authorize the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation or such other successor entity, pursuant to the terms of such assistance agreement or note, to refuse to make such payments.
(8)
Commonly controlled defined
For purposes of this subsection, depository institutions are commonly controlled if—
(A)
such institutions are controlled by the same company; or
(B)
1 depository institution is controlled by another depository institution.
(Sept. 21, 1950, ch. 967, § 2[5], 64 Stat. 876; Pub. L. 95–369, § 6(c)(7), Sept. 17, 1978, 92 Stat. 616; Pub. L. 97–320, title VII, § 703(c), Oct. 15, 1982, 96 Stat. 1539; Pub. L. 101–73, title II, §§ 201(a), 206(a), Aug. 9, 1989, 103 Stat. 187, 195; Pub. L. 102–242, title I, § 115(a), title III, § 302(e)(1), (2), title V, § 501(a), Dec. 19, 1991, 105 Stat. 2249, 2349, 2388; Pub. L. 102–550, title XVI, §§ 1605(a)(5)(B), 1607(a), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4085, 4089; Pub. L. 102–558, title III, §§ 303(b)(6)(B), 305, Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4225, 4226; Pub. L. 103–204, § 9, Dec. 17, 1993, 107 Stat. 2388; Pub. L. 103–325, title III, § 319(b), title VI, § 602(a)(2), (3), Sept. 23, 1994, 108 Stat. 2225, 2288; Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title II, §§ 2201(a), 2702(i), 2704(d)(14)(B)–(E), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–403, 3009–483, 3009–491; Pub. L. 109–171, title II, § 2102(b), Feb. 8, 2006, 120 Stat. 9; Pub. L. 109–173, § 8(a)(2)–(6), Feb. 15, 2006, 119 Stat. 3610, 3611; Pub. L. 109–351, title VII, § 703, Oct. 13, 2006, 120 Stat. 1986.)
cite as: 12 USC 1815