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Texas Finance Code - FIN § 32.202. Home Office

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(a) Each state bank must have and continuously maintain in this state a home office.  The home office must be a location at which the bank does business with the public and keeps its corporate books and records.  At least one officer of the bank must maintain an office at the home office.

(b) A state bank may change its home office to one of its previously established branch locations in this state, if the location that is the home office before the change is to remain as a branch of the bank, by filing a written notice with the banking commissioner.  The notice must set forth the name of the bank, the street address of its home office before the change, the street address of the location to which the home office is to be changed, and a copy of the resolution adopted by the bank's board authorizing the change.  The change of home office takes effect on the 31st day after the date the banking commissioner receives the notice unless the banking commissioner consents to a different effective date.

(c) A state bank may change its home office to any location in this state, other than as permitted by Subsection (b), on prior written approval of the banking commissioner.  The banking commissioner shall grant an application under this subsection if the banking commissioner does not have a significant supervisory or regulatory concern regarding the proposed banking facility, the applicant, or an affiliate of the applicant.  Any standard established by the banking commissioner or the finance commission regarding the establishment of a branch under Section 32.203 applies to an application for a change of home office that is subject to this subsection, except as otherwise provided by rules adopted under this subtitle.

(d) If the proposed relocation of the bank's home office would effect an abandonment of all or part of the community served by the bank, the bank must establish to the satisfaction of the banking commissioner that the abandonment is consistent with the original determination of public necessity for the establishment of a bank at that location.

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