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Texas Finance Code - FIN § 203.002. Conditions for Entry by de Novo Branching

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(a) An out-of-state bank may establish a de novo branch in this state if:

(1) the out-of-state bank confirms in writing to the commissioner that as long as it maintains a branch in this state, it will comply with all applicable laws of this state;

(2) the applicant provides satisfactory evidence to the commissioner of compliance with the applicable requirements of Section 201.102;  and

(3) the commissioner, acting on or before the 30th day after the date the commissioner receives notice of an application under Subsection (b), certifies to the responsible federal bank supervisory agency that the requirements of this subchapter have been met.

(b) An out-of-state bank desiring to establish and maintain a de novo branch shall provide written notice of the proposed transaction to the commissioner not later than the date on which the bank applies to the responsible federal bank supervisory agency for approval to establish the branch.  The filing of the notice must be accompanied by the filing fee, if any, prescribed by the commissioner.

(c) A de novo branch may be established in this state through the acquisition of a branch of an existing Texas bank if the acquiring out-of-state bank complies with this section.

(d) A depository institution may not establish or maintain a branch in this state on the premises or property of an affiliate if the affiliate engages in commercial activities, except as provided by Section 92.063(d).

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