Section 5-20-7

Supervision and enforcement.

(a) All credit card banks organized under the laws of this state shall be subject to the supervision, regulation, and examination of the superintendent and the superintendent shall have all enforcement powers with respect thereto as are provided in this title.

(b) In the event any credit card bank does not conduct its business consistent with the provisions of Section 5-20-4, the superintendent may require such credit card bank to cease all unauthorized activities, and may issue cease and desist orders and exercise any other rights or powers provided by this title, including, but not limited to, seeking equitable or legal remedies. In the event such credit card bank fails to abide by any order or written agreement with the superintendent, the superintendent may in addition to all other rights, remedies, and powers it may have under this title:

(1) Impose upon the credit card bank or any of its controlling or investor bank holding companies, bank holding company subsidiaries, domestic lenders or foreign lenders, a penalty of up to $10,000 per day for each day such order is violated; and

(2) Require divestiture of any interest in such credit card bank by any person or entity not qualified to acquire such credit card bank on the date it ceased to operate within the limitations imposed by Section 5-20-5.

(c) The superintendent shall have the power to promulgate rules and regulations implementing the provisions of this chapter in the manner provided by Sections 5-2A-7 and 5-2A-8.

(Acts 1988, No. 88-85, p. 104, §1.)