12 CFR 7.1002 - National bank acting as finder.

§ 7.1002 National bank acting as finder.

(a)General. It is part of the business of banking under 12 U.S.C. 24(Seventh) for a national bank to act as a finder, bringing together interested parties to a transaction.

(b)Permissible finder activities. A national bank that acts as a finder may identify potential parties, make inquiries as to interest, introduce or arrange contacts or meetings of interested parties, act as an intermediary between interested parties, and otherwise bring parties together for a transaction that the parties themselves negotiate and consummate. The following list provides examples of permissible finder activities. This list is illustrative and not exclusive; the OCC may determine that other activities are permissible pursuant to a national bank's authority to act as a finder.

(1) Communicating information about providers of products and services, and proposed offering prices and terms to potential markets for these products and services;

(2) Communicating to the seller an offer to purchase or a request for information, including forwarding completed applications, application fees, and requests for information to third-party providers;

(3) Arranging for third-party providers to offer reduced rates to those customers referred by the bank;

(4) Providing administrative, clerical, and record keeping functions related to the bank's finder activity, including retaining copies of documents, instructing and assisting individuals in the completion of documents, scheduling sales calls on behalf of sellers, and conducting market research to identify potential new customers for retailers;

(5) Conveying between interested parties expressions of interest, bids, offers, orders, and confirmations relating to a transaction;

(6) Conveying other types of information between potential buyers, sellers, and other interested parties; and

(7) Establishing rules of general applicability governing the use and operation of the finder service, including rules that:

(i) Govern the submission of bids and offers by buyers, sellers, and other interested parties that use the finder service and the circumstances under which the finder service will pair bids and offers submitted by buyers, sellers, and other interested parties; and

(ii) Govern the manner in which buyers, sellers, and other interested parties may bind themselves to the terms of a specific transaction.

(c)Limitation. The authority to act as a finder does not enable a national bank to engage in brokerage activities that have not been found to be permissible for national banks.

(d)Advertisement and fee. Unless otherwise prohibited by Federal law, a national bank may advertise the availability of, and accept a fee for, the services provided pursuant to this section.

[ 67 FR 35004, May 17, 2002]

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

§ 1 - Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

§ 2 - Comptroller of the Currency; appointment; term

§ 3 - Oath of Comptroller

§ 4 - Deputy Comptrollers

§ 4a - Delegation of authority by Comptroller

§ 4b - Deputy Comptroller for the supervision and examination of Federal savings associations

§ 5, 6 - Repealed. Pub. L. 86–251, § 1(b), (c)(1), Sept. 9, 1959, 73 Stat. 487, 488

§ 7 - Chief of examining division

§ 8 - Clerks

§ 9 - Additional examiners, clerks, and other employees

§ 9a - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–554, § 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 645

§ 10 - Salaries of Deputy Comptrollers, examiners, and other employees as part of bank examination expenses

§ 11 - Interest in national banks

§ 12 - Seal of Comptroller

§ 13 - Rooms for Currency Bureau

§ 14 - Report of Comptroller

§ 15 - Repealed. Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 770, § 1(40, 50), 60 Stat. 869, 870

§ 16 - Funding of Office

§ 25b - State law preemption standards for national banks and subsidiaries clarified

§ 71 - Election

§ 71a - Number of directors; penalties

§ 92 - Acting as insurance agent or broker

§ 92a - Trust powers

§ 93 - Violation of provisions of chapter

§ 93a - Authority to prescribe rules and regulations

§ 371 - Real estate loans

§ 371a - Repealed. Pub. L. 111–203, title VI, § 627(a)(1), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 1640

§ 481 - Appointment of examiners; examination of member banks, State banks, and trust companies; reports

§ 484 - Limitation on visitorial powers

§ 1465 - State law preemption standards for Federal savings associations clarified

§ 1818 - Termination of status as insured depository institution

§ 5412 - Powers and duties transferred

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