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(a) An out-of-state foreign bank may establish an interstate Texas state branch in the same manner as, and subject to the same criteria, standards, conditions, requirements, and procedures applicable to, the establishment of an interstate branch in this state by an out-of-state bank having the same home state in the United States, including by acquisition of or merger with a Texas bank, or establishment of a de novo branch in the manner provided by Section 203.002, notwithstanding another law of this state to the contrary other than Subsection (b).
(b) With respect to establishment of an initial interstate Texas state branch and subsequent intrastate branches of an out-of-state foreign bank, the commissioner:
(1) shall apply the same criteria, standards, conditions, requirements, and procedures applicable under Subchapter B 1 to the establishment of an initial Texas state branch and subsequent intrastate branches in this state;
(2) may apply other criteria, standards, conditions, requirements, or provisions of the laws of this state that are determined by the commissioner to be substantially equivalent to or consistent with federal law generally applicable to the establishment of a branch in the United States by a foreign bank or specifically applicable to the establishment of a branch in the United States by the applicant foreign bank; and
(3) may allow an out-of-state foreign bank to:
(A) acquire or merge with another foreign bank maintaining a Texas branch or agency and after the acquisition or merger continue the operations as its own;
(B) acquire or establish an interstate Texas branch through another means not inconsistent with Section 5, International Banking Act (12 U.S.C. Section 3103); or
(C) convert a state agency to a state branch as provided by Section 204.008.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Finance Code - FIN § 204.007. Establishment of Interstate Branch in This State by an Out-Of-State Foreign Bank - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/finance-code/fin-sect-204-007/
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