Section 5-13B-110

Pledge of assets.

(a) Each foreign bank which is licensed to establish and maintain an Alabama state branch or Alabama state agency shall keep on deposit, in accordance with such regulations or orders as the superintendent shall promulgate, with such unaffiliated Alabama banks as such foreign bank may designate and the superintendent may approve, interest-bearing stocks and bonds, notes, debentures, or other obligations of the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or guaranteed by the United States, or of this state, or of a city, county, town, village, school district, or instrumentality of this state or guaranteed by this state, or dollar deposits, or obligations of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, or obligations issued by the InterAmerican Development Bank, or obligations of the Asian Development Bank, or obligations issued by the African Development Bank, or such other assets as the superintendent shall by regulation or order permit, to an aggregate amount to be determined by the superintendent, based upon principal amount or market value, whichever is lower, in the case of the above-described securities, and subject to such limitations as he or she shall prescribe.

(b) The superintendent may from time to time require that the assets deposited pursuant to this section may be maintained by the foreign bank in such amount, in such form and subject to such conditions as he or she shall deem necessary or desirable for the maintenance of a sound financial condition, the protection of depositors and the public interest, and to maintain public confidence in the business of such Alabama state branch or Alabama state agency. The superintendent may give credit to reserves required to be maintained with a Federal Reserve Bank in or outside this state pursuant to federal law, in accordance with such regulations or procedures as the superintendent may promulgate.

(c) So long as it shall continue business in the ordinary course, such foreign bank shall be permitted to collect interest on the securities deposited under this section and from time to time exchange, examine, and compare such securities.

(Acts 1995, No. 95-115, p. 134, §58.)