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12 U.S. Code § 11 - Interest in national banks

It shall not be lawful for the Comptroller or the Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, either directly or indirectly, to hold an interest in any national bank or any Federal savings association.

Editorial Notes

R.S. § 329 derived from act June 3, 1864, ch. 106, § 1, 13 Stat. 99, which was the National Bank Act. See section 38 of this title.


2010—Pub. L. 111–203 inserted “or any Federal savings association” before the period.

2000—Pub. L. 106–569 substituted “to hold an interest in any national bank” for “to be interested in any association issuing national currency under the laws of the United States”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–203 effective on the transfer date, see section 314(d) of Pub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.