§31A-8C-5. Construction, conflicting provisions.
This article shall be construed liberally to permit banks and bank holding companies to offer financially related products and services and to enable West Virginia state-chartered banking institutions and bank holding companies to compete fairly with other financial institutions and other entities providing financial services under the laws of the United States or any other state. No other provision of this code shall be deemed to prohibit such activity: Provided
, That in the provision of such products and services, banks and bank holding companies are subject to the same state and federal regulation and licensing requirements as are other providers of such products and services.