Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 80-12-2-.08 - General Standards for Consideration of Applications
In evaluating the merits of an MALPB charter application, the Department shall consider, among other items: the financial history and condition of the applicant; adequacy of applicant capital, including, but not limited to, leverage capital ratio, PV capital, risk capital, and statutory capital; the capital maintenance guaranty; future earnings prospects for the applicant; character, capacity and ability of applicant management and principal shareholders; consistency of corporate powers; the existence and implementation of sound merchant approval processes and systems in order to closely monitor merchant activities; adequate number of knowledgeable staff, appropriate technology and information security systems, comprehensive and effective operating procedures, and effective contingency plans; sound internal control environment; formal reconciliation processes; adequacy of insurance coverage and letters of credit; robust risk management systems; adequate corporate governance structure; a structured compliance management program; whether there are sizable off-balance sheet or funding risks, chargeback risks, fraud risks, operational risks, technology or information security risks, compliance risks, or significant risks from concentrations of credit or nontraditional activities; the financial history and condition of the holding company; the adequacy of the holding company's capital; future earnings prospects for the holding company; character, capacity and ability of holding company management and principal shareholders; the activities of the holding company and MALPB affiliates; and the applicant's proposed relationship with eligible organizations and support organizations. Additional information regarding the Department's evaluations may be set forth in greater detail in the Department's Applications Manual or Statement of Policies or in the instructions accompanying the application.
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