12 CFR 211.3 - Foreign branches of U.S. banking organizations.

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§ 211.3 Foreign branches of U.S. banking organizations.

(a) General -

(1) Definition of banking organization. For purposes of this section, a banking organization is defined as a member bank and its affiliates.

(2) A banking organization is considered to be operating a branch in a foreign country if it has an affiliate that is a member bank, Edge or agreement corporation, or foreign bank that operates an office (other than a representative office) in that country.

(3) For purposes of this subpart, a foreign office of an operating subsidiary of a member bank shall be treated as a foreign branch of the member bank and may engage only in activities permissible for a branch of a member bank.

(4) At any time upon notice, the Board may modify or suspend branching authority conferred by this section with respect to any banking organization.

(b) (1) Establishment of foreign branches.

(i) Foreign branches may be established by any member bank having capital and surplus of $1,000,000 or more, an Edge corporation, an agreement corporation, any subsidiary the shares of which are held directly by the member bank, or any other subsidiary held pursuant to this subpart.

(ii) The Board grants its general consent under section 25 of the FRA (12 U.S.C. 601-604a) for a member bank to establish a branch in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the overseas territories, dependencies, and insular possessions of the United States.

(2) Prior notice. Unless otherwise provided in this section, the establishment of a foreign branch requires 30 days' prior written notice to the Board.

(3) Branching into additional foreign countries. After giving the Board 12 business days prior written notice, a banking organization that operates branches in two or more foreign countries may establish a branch in an additional foreign country.

(4) Additional branches within a foreign country. No prior notice is required to establish additional branches in any foreign country where the banking organization operates one or more branches.

(5) Branching by nonbanking affiliates. No prior notice is required for a nonbanking affiliate of a banking organization (i.e., an organization that is not a member bank, an Edge or agreement corporation, or foreign bank) to establish branches within a foreign country or in additional foreign countries.

(6) Expiration of branching authority. Authority to establish branches, when granted following prior written notice to the Board, shall expire one year from the earliest date on which the authority could have been exercised, unless extended by the Board.

(c) Reporting. Any banking organization that opens, closes, or relocates a branch shall report such change in a manner prescribed by the Board.

(d) Reserves of foreign branches of member banks. Member banks shall maintain reserves against foreign branch deposits when required by Regulation D (12 CFR part 204).

(e) Conditional approval; access to information. The Board may impose such conditions on authority granted by it under this section as it deems necessary, and may require termination of any activities conducted under authority of this section if a member bank is unable to provide information on its activities or those of its affiliates that the Board deems necessary to determine and enforce compliance with U.S. banking laws.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 12 - BANKS AND BANKING

§ 221 - Definitions

§ 221a - Additional definitions

§ 222 - Federal reserve districts; membership of national banks

§ 223 - Number of Federal reserve cities in district

§ 224 - Status of reserve cities under former statutes

§ 225 - Federal reserve banks; title

§ 225a - Maintenance of long run growth of monetary and credit aggregates

§ 225b - Appearances before and reports to the Congress

§ 226 - “Federal Reserve Act”

§ 227 - “Banking Act of 1933”

§ 228 - “Banking Act of 1935”

§ 1818 - Termination of status as insured depository institution

§ 1835a - Prohibition against deposit production offices

§ 1841 - Definitions

§ 1842 - Acquisition of bank shares or assets

§ 1843 - Interests in nonbanking organizations

§ 1844 - Administration

§ 1845 - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–485, § 9, July 1, 1966, 80 Stat. 240

§ 1846 - Reservation of rights to States

§ 1847 - Penalties

§ 1848 - Judicial review

§ 1848a - Repealed. Pub. L. 111–203, title VI, § 604(c)(2), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1601

§ 1849 - Saving provision

§ 1850 - Acquisition of subsidiary and tying arrangement: Federal Reserve Board proceedings; application for authorization; competitor as party in interest and person aggrieved; judicial review

§ 1850a - Securities holding companies

§ 1851 - Prohibitions on proprietary trading and certain relationships with hedge funds and private equity funds

§ 1852 - Concentration limits on large financial firms

§ 3101 - Definitions

§ 3102 - Establishment of Federal branches and agencies by foreign bank

§ 3103 - Interstate banking by foreign banks

§ 3104 - Insurance of deposits

§ 3105 - Authority of Federal Reserve System

§ 3106 - Nonbanking activities of foreign banks

§ 3106a - Compliance with State and Federal laws

§ 3107 - Representative offices

§ 3108 - Regulation and enforcement

§ 3109 - Cooperation with foreign supervisors

§ 3110 - Penalties

§ 3111 - Criminal penalty

§ 3901 - Congressional declaration of policy

§ 3902 - Definitions

§ 3903 - Strengthened supervision of international lending

§ 3904 - Reserves

§ 3904a - Additional reserve requirements

§ 3905 - Accounting for fees on international loans

§ 3906 - Collection and disclosure of international lending data

§ 3907 - Capital adequacy

§ 3908 - Foreign loan evaluations

§ 3909 - General authorities

§ 3910 - Audit authority of Government Accountability Office

§ 3911 - Equal representation for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of Thrift Supervision

§ 3912 - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title II, § 2224(c), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–415

§ 5101 - Purposes and methods for establishing a mortgage licensing system and registry

§ 5102 - Definitions

§ 5103 - License or registration required

§ 5104 - State license and registration application and issuance

§ 5105 - Standards for State license renewal

§ 5106 - System of registration administration by Federal agencies

§ 5107 - Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection backup authority to establish loan originator licensing system

§ 5108 - Backup authority to establish a nationwide mortgage licensing and registry system

§ 5109 - Fees

§ 5110 - Background checks of loan originators

§ 5111 - Confidentiality of information

§ 5112 - Liability provisions

§ 5113 - Enforcement by the Bureau

§ 5114 - State examination authority

§ 5115 - Reports and recommendations to Congress

§ 5116 - Study and reports on defaults and foreclosures

U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
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