Except as authorized by this chapter, no individual, either for himself or as trustee,
and no partnership or unincorporated association shall:
(1) Engage in the business of receiving deposits;
(2) Make use of the words “bank,” “banker” or “banking” or any derivative or compound
of any such words or any word or words in a foreign language having the same or similar
meanings in any sign, advertisement, circular, letterhead or in other written or printed
matter, in such manner as might indicate that such individual, partnership or unincorporated
association is authorized to engage in business as a bank or private banker;
(3) As principal, agent or trustee engage in the business of receiving payments of
money in installments, for cooperative, mutual loan, savings or investment purposes
in sums of less than five hundred dollars each under a declaration of trust or otherwise;
(4) Personally or by the publication or circulation of advertisements solicit such
payment of money to any unauthorized individual, trustee, partnership or unincorporated
association or the execution of a declaration of trust to or a contract with, any
unauthorized individual, trustee, partnership or unincorporated association, under
which such payments will become due and payable;
(5) Engage in or conduct a business similar to the business of a savings bank or of
a savings and loan association, or promise to make loans at any time, either fixed
or uncertain, upon real estate security for building, home-owning, savings or investment
purposes as an inducement for the payment of sums of money in installments of less
than five hundred dollars each to any unauthorized person, trustee, partnership or
(6) Engage in the business of transmitting money or receiving money for transmission
in any manner whatsoever; provided, however, that nothing contained in this paragraph
shall apply to an individual, partnership or unincorporated association licensed pursuant
to the provisions of article thirteen-B of this chapter.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New York Consolidated Laws, Banking Law - BNK § 180. Prohibitions against encroachment upon certain powers of private bankers, savings banks and savings and loan associations - last updated January 01, 2021
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