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    (205 ILCS 645/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 2701)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the "Foreign Banking Office Act".
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2) (from Ch. 17, par. 2702)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires, the words and phrases defined in Sections 2.01 through 2.07 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 85‑858.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.01) (from Ch. 17, par. 2703)
    Sec. 2.01. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate or a person authorized by the Commissioner, the Office of Banks and Real Estate Act, or this Act to act in the Commissioner's stead.
(Source: P.A. 89‑508, eff. 7‑3‑96.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.02) (from Ch. 17, par. 2704)
    Sec. 2.02. "State bank" means a banking corporation organized under the Illinois Banking Act.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.03) (from Ch. 17, par. 2705)
    Sec. 2.03. "National Bank" means a national banking association located in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.04) (from Ch. 17, par. 2706)
    Sec. 2.04. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86‑1374. Repealed by P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.05) (from Ch. 17, par. 2707)
    Sec. 2.05. "Foreign banking corporation" means a bank organized and operating under the laws of a country other than the United States of America and not directly or indirectly owned or controlled by United States citizens or by a corporation organized under the laws of the United States of America.
(Source: P.A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.06) (from Ch. 17, par. 2708)
    Sec. 2.06. "Banking office" has the same meaning as "banking house" as defined in Section 2 of the Illinois Banking Act.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.07) (from Ch. 17, par. 2709)
    Sec. 2.07. "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, estate or incorporated association.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/3) (from Ch. 17, par. 2710)
    Sec. 3. Certificates of authority; qualifications; rights; supervision. A foreign banking corporation, upon receipt of a certificate of authority from the Commissioner, may establish and maintain an Illinois banking office to conduct thereat a general banking business and may apply for, and procure from the Commissioner, a certificate of authority to conduct thereat a trust business pursuant to the Corporate Fiduciary Act. No such foreign banking corporation is, however, entitled to a certificate of authority under this Act unless, under the laws of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, a State bank and a national bank may be authorized to maintain a banking office which may engage in a general banking business or may be authorized to own all the shares (except for directors' qualifying shares) of a banking organization organized under the laws of such country.
    Upon receipt of a certificate of authority under this Act, a foreign banking corporation may conduct its banking business in this State with the same, but no greater, rights and privileges as a State bank, and except as otherwise provided in this Act, subject to the same duties, restrictions, penalties and liabilities now or hereafter imposed under the Illinois Banking Act upon a State bank. Any such banking office shall be maintained subject to supervision and examination by the Commissioner and such reports and examinations as are required of State banks under the Illinois Banking Act applicable to such banking office.
    This Section does not prohibit the furnishing of information in accordance with the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Any foreign banking corporation governed by this Act shall enter into an agreement for data exchanges with a State agency provided the State agency pays to the foreign banking corporation a reasonable fee not to exceed its actual cost incurred. A foreign banking corporation providing information in accordance with this item shall not be liable to any account holder or other person for any disclosure of information to a State agency, for encumbering or surrendering any assets held by the foreign banking corporation in response to a lien or order to withhold and deliver issued by a State agency, or for any other action taken pursuant to this item, including individual or mechanical errors, provided the action does not constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct. A foreign banking corporation shall have no obligation to hold, encumber, or surrender assets until it has been served with a subpoena, summons, warrant, court or administrative order, lien, or levy.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 89‑364, eff. 8‑18‑95; 89‑626, eff. 8‑9‑96; 90‑18, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/3.5)
    Sec. 3.5. Non‑English language transactions. A foreign banking corporation may conduct transactions in a language other than English through an employee or agent acting as interpreter or through an interpreter provided by the customer.
(Source: P.A. 92‑578, eff. 6‑26‑02.)

    (205 ILCS 645/4) (from Ch. 17, par. 2711)
    Sec. 4. Application for certificate of authority; contents. A foreign banking corporation, in order to procure a certificate of authority to establish and maintain a banking office and to conduct thereat a general banking business shall make application therefor to the Commissioner, which application shall set forth:
    (a) the name of the corporation, together with the country under the laws of which it was organized;
    (b) the date of its incorporation and the period of its duration;
    (c) the address of its principal office in the country under the laws of which it was organized;
    (d) the address of its proposed registered office in this State, and the name of its proposed registered agent in this State at such address;
    (e) the names of other states and countries in which it is admitted or qualified to transact business;
    (f) the names and respective addresses of its directors and principal officers;
    (g) a statement containing such information as the Commissioner may require indicating that such foreign banking corporation is authorized to conduct a general banking business under the laws of the country of its organization, the nature of the business of such foreign banking corporation and whether the requirements of the reciprocal provision of Section 3 of this Act can be met;
    (h) a complete and detailed statement of its financial condition and the actual value of its assets, which must be at least $1,000,000 in excess of its liabilities as of a date within 120 days prior to the date of such application; and
    (i) such additional information as may be necessary or appropriate in order to enable the Commissioner to determine whether such corporation is entitled to a certificate of authority.
    Such application shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the Commissioner and shall be duly executed in duplicate by the foreign banking corporation by one or more of its principal officers.
    A certificate of authority may not be issued to a foreign banking corporation under this Act unless the Commissioner finds that the requirements of Section 10 of the Illinois Banking Act and of Section 3 of this Act can be met. A foreign banking corporation may not be denied a certificate of authority by reason of the fact that the laws of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, governing its organization and internal affairs, differ from the laws of this State, and nothing contained in this Act authorizes this State to regulate the organization or the internal affairs of a foreign banking corporation.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/5) (from Ch. 17, par. 2712)
    Sec. 5. Documents required by the Commissioner. There shall be delivered to the Commissioner (1) duplicate originals of the application of the foreign banking corporation for a certificate of authority and (2) a copy of its charter or articles of incorporation and all amendments thereto, duly authenticated by the proper officer of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized.
    If, according to law, a certificate of authority to establish and maintain a banking office and to conduct thereat a general banking business, should be issued to such foreign banking corporation, the Commissioner shall, when all fees have been paid as in this Act prescribed:
    (a) endorse on each of such documents the word "Filed", and the date of the filing thereof;
    (b) file in his office one of such duplicate originals of the application and a copy of the charter or articles of incorporation and amendments thereto; and
    (c) issue a certificate of authority to such foreign banking corporation, to which he shall affix the other duplicate original application.
    The certificate of authority, with the duplicate original of the application affixed thereto by the Commissioner, shall be returned to the foreign banking corporation or its representative.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/6) (from Ch. 17, par. 2713)
    Sec. 6. Establishment and maintenance of banking office. Upon the issuance of a certificate of authority by the Commissioner, the foreign banking corporation may, subject to this Act, establish and maintain a banking office and may conduct thereat a general banking business.
    A certificate of authority issued under this Act authorizing a foreign banking corporation to transact business at the banking office designated shall remain in effect until surrendered or revoked.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 89‑508, eff. 7‑3‑96.)

    (205 ILCS 645/7) (from Ch. 17, par. 2714)
    Sec. 7. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act, whenever its articles of incorporation are amended, shall forthwith file in the office of the Commissioner a copy of such amendment duly authenticated by the proper officer of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, but the filing thereof may not of itself enlarge or alter the purpose or purposes for which such foreign banking corporation is authorized to pursue in the transaction of its banking business in this State, nor authorize such foreign banking corporation to transact banking business in this State in any other name than the name set forth in its certificate of authority, nor extend the duration of its corporate existence.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/8) (from Ch. 17, par. 2715)
    Sec. 8. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act, must secure an amended certificate of authority if it changes its corporate name, changes the duration of its corporate existence or desires to pursue in this State other or additional purposes than those set forth in its prior application for a certificate of authority, by making application therefor to the Commissioner.
    The requirements with respect to the form and contents of such application, the manner of its execution, the filing of duplicate originals thereof with the Commissioner, the issuance of an amended certificate of authority and the effect thereof and the recording of such amended certificate of authority shall be the same as in the case of an original application for a certificate of authority.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/9) (from Ch. 17, par. 2716)
    Sec. 9. Registered office and agent. Each foreign banking corporation authorized to establish and maintain a banking office shall have and continuously maintain:
    (a) a registered office in Illinois which may be, but need not be, the same as its place of business; and
    (b) a registered agent, which agent may be either an individual, resident in this State, whose business office is identical with such registered office, or a corporation authorized to transact business in this State having a business office identical with such registered office.
    A registered agent may at any time vacate his office as registered agent by filing in the office of the Commissioner a statement setting forth his resignation and the effective date thereof, which shall not be less than 60 days nor more than 90 days after the date of filing. A copy of the statement shall be served on the foreign banking corporation by the registered agent so resigning by registered or certified mail addressed to such foreign banking corporation at its principal office as such is known to such resigning agent and directed to the attention of the secretary or other comparable officer of such corporation within 5 days after the date of filing.
    A foreign banking corporation may from time to time change the address of its registered office; and shall change its registered agent if the office of the registered agent becomes vacant for any reason or if its registered agent becomes disqualified or incapacitated to act, or if it revokes the appointment of its registered agent. Any such change of registered office or registered agent may be effected by filing in the office of the Commissioner duplicate originals of a statement setting forth the details with respect to such change and the effective date thereof. The Commissioner shall endorse on each of such duplicate originals the word "Filed" and the date of filing thereof, and file in his office one of such duplicate originals. He shall return the other duplicate original to the foreign banking corporation or its representative.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/10) (from Ch. 17, par. 2717)
    Sec. 10. Service of process in any suit, action or proceeding or service of any notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on a foreign corporation may be made on a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority by service thereof on the registered agent of such foreign banking corporation. Whenever any foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority fails to appoint or maintain a registered agent upon whom service of legal process or service of any such notice or demand may be had, or whenever such registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the registered office of such foreign banking corporation, or whenever the certificate of authority of any such foreign banking corporation is revoked, then in every such case the Commissioner shall be irrevocably authorized as the agent and representative of such foreign banking corporation to accept service of any process or service of any notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on such foreign banking corporation. Service on the Commissioner of any such process, notice or demand against any such foreign banking corporation shall be made by delivering to and leaving with him, or with any official having charge of the banking department of his office, duplicate copies of such process, notice or demand. If any process, notice or demand is served on the Commissioner, he shall immediately cause a copy thereof to be forwarded by registered mail addressed to such foreign banking corporation at its principal office as the same appears on his records. Any service so had on the Commissioner shall be returnable in not less than 30 days.
    Nothing in this Act limits or affects the right to serve any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a foreign corporation in any other manner now or hereafter permitted by law.
    The Commissioner shall keep a record of all processes, notices and demands served upon him by this Section and shall record therein the time of such service and his action with reference thereto.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/11) (from Ch. 17, par. 2718)
    Sec. 11. Pledging requirements; discretion of Commissioner. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act may be required, when deemed necessary and appropriate in the opinion of the Commissioner, to keep on deposit with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or such State bank or national bank as such foreign banking corporation may designate and the Commissioner 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 Inter‑American Development Bank, or obligations of the Asian Development Bank, or obligations of the African Development Bank, or obligations of the International Finance Corporation, or such other assets as the Commissioner shall permit, to an aggregate amount, 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 shall prescribe, such amount as the Commissioner deems necessary for the protection of depositors or the costs of taking possession and control. The deposit shall be maintained with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or any such State bank or national bank pursuant to a deposit agreement in such form and containing such conditions and limitations (including a deposit in the name of the Commissioner in trust for the depositors of such banking office) as the Commissioner may prescribe. So long as it continues business in the ordinary course such banking office shall, however, be permitted to collect interest on the securities so deposited and from time to time exchange, examine and compare such securities.
(Source: P.A. 92‑483, eff. 8‑23‑01.)

    (205 ILCS 645/12) (from Ch. 17, par. 2719)
    Sec. 12. Control by Commissioner.
    (a) Upon the Commissioner's taking possession, pursuant to Section 53 of the Illinois Banking Act, of the business and property in this State of the banking office of a foreign banking corporation whose deposit liabilities in this State are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the amounts deposited pursuant to Section 11 shall thereupon become the property of the Commissioner, free and clear of any and all liens and other claims, and shall be held by the Commissioner in trust for the depositors of such banking office. The Commissioner may, without regard to any priorities, preferences, or adverse claims and without obtaining the approval of any court, reduce such property to cash and, as soon as practicable, utilize the cash to cover initial liquidation costs, if any, and then distribute any excess to such depositors on a pro rata basis; but no depositor may receive an amount in excess of his account balances. For purposes of this Section, the term "depositor" does not include any other offices or branches of, or wholly‑owned (except for a nominal number of directors' shares) subsidiaries of, such foreign banking corporation, but includes those to whom such banking office is indebted by virtue of money or its equivalent received by such banking office (i) for which it has given credit or is obligated to give credit to a time or demand deposit or which is evidenced by a check or draft against a deposit account and certified by such banking office, or (ii) for which it has issued a letter of credit for cash or a traveler's check on which such banking office is primarily liable, or (iii) for which it has issued an outstanding draft (including advice or authorization to charge the banking office's balance at another bank), cashier's check or money order, or other officer's check.
    (b) Whenever the Commissioner takes possession of the property and business of a foreign bank pursuant to Section 53 of the Illinois Banking Act, the Commissioner shall conserve or liquidate the property and business of the foreign bank pursuant to the laws of this State as if the foreign bank were an Illinois bank, with absolute preference and priority given to the creditors of the foreign bank arising out of transactions with, and recorded on the books of, its Illinois state branch or Illinois state agency over the creditors of the foreign bank's offices located outside this State. When the Commissioner has completed the liquidation of the property and business of a foreign bank, the Commissioner shall transfer any remaining assets to the foreign bank in accordance with such orders as the court may issue. However, in case the foreign bank has an office in another state of the United States which is in liquidation and the assets of such office appear to be insufficient to pay in full the creditors of that office, the court shall order the Commissioner to transfer to the liquidator of that office such amount of any such remaining assets as appears to be necessary to cover the insufficiency; if there are 2 or more such offices and the amount of remaining assets is less than the aggregate amount of insufficiencies with respect to the offices, the court shall order the Commissioner to distribute the remaining assets among the liquidators of those offices in such manner as the court finds equitable.
(Source: P.A. 92‑483, eff. 8‑23‑01.)

    (205 ILCS 645/13) (from Ch. 17, par. 2720)
    Sec. 13. Each such foreign banking corporation shall hold, in this State, currency, bonds, notes, debentures, drafts, bills of exchange or other evidences of indebtedness or other obligations payable in the United States or in United States funds or, with the prior approval of the Commissioner, in funds freely convertible into United States funds, or such other assets as the Commissioner shall permit, in an amount which shall bear such relationship as the Commissioner shall prescribe to liabilities (including contingent liabilities) of such foreign banking corporation payable at or through its banking office in this State, including acceptances, but excluding amounts due and other liabilities to other offices, agencies or banking offices of, and wholly‑owned (except for a nominal number of directors' shares) subsidiaries of, such foreign banking corporation and such other liabilities (including contingent liabilities) as the Commissioner shall permit. For the purposes of this Section the Commissioner (a) shall value marketable securities at principal amount or market value, whichever is lower, (b) shall have the right to determine the value of any nonmarketable bond, note, debenture, draft, bill of exchange, other evidence of indebtedness, or of any other obligation held by or owed to the foreign banking corporation or its banking office within this State, and (c) in determining the amount of assets for the purpose of computing the above ratio of assets to liabilities, may exclude any particular asset but shall give credit to assets required to be maintained pursuant to Section 11 and, subject to such rules and regulations as the Commissioner may from time to time promulgate, to deposits and credit balances with unaffiliated banking institutions outside this State if such deposits or credit balances are payable in United States funds or in currencies freely convertible into United States funds. Credit given for such deposits and credit balances may not, however, exceed in aggregate amount such percentage, but not less than 8%, as the Commissioner may from time to time prescribe of the aggregate amount of liabilities of such foreign banking corporation, determined as provided in this Section. If, by reason of the existence or the potential occurrence of unusual and extraordinary circumstances, the Commissioner deems it necessary or desirable for the maintenance of a sound financial condition, the protection of depositors, creditors, and the public interest, and to maintain public confidence in the business of the banking office of a foreign banking corporation, he may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section, reduce the credit to be given for deposits and credit balances with unaffiliated banking institutions outside this State and require such foreign banking corporation to deposit, in accordance with such rules and regulations as he has promulgated, the assets required to be held in this State pursuant to this Section 13 with such State banks or national banks as such foreign banking corporation may designate and the Commissioner may approve.
(Source: P.A. 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/14) (from Ch. 17, par. 2721)
    Sec. 14. The assets held to satisfy the assets to liabilities relationship, prescribed by the Commissioner, pursuant to Section 13 of this Act shall include obligations of any person for money borrowed from a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act only to the extent that the total of such obligations of any person are not more than 10% of such assets considered for purposes of Section 13.
(Source: P.A. 83‑687.)

    (205 ILCS 645/15) (from Ch. 17, par. 2722)
    Sec. 15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82‑257. Repealed by P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/16) (from Ch. 17, par. 2723)
    Sec. 16. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act shall be subject to the same limitations with respect to the payment of interest on deposits as a State bank which is a member of the Federal Reserve System.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/17) (from Ch. 17, par. 2724)
    Sec. 17. Fees; examination. Upon applying for a certificate of authority to open and maintain a banking office, a foreign banking corporation shall pay to the Commissioner an application fee equivalent to the reasonable expenses of examination for a charter payable by a State bank under Section 13 of the Illinois Banking Act.
    In addition, a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority and maintaining a banking office shall be subject to examination and other fees (comparable to those payable by a State bank) imposed by the Commissioner pursuant to Section 48 of the Illinois Banking Act based on the assets of such foreign banking corporation located in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 88‑271; 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/18) (from Ch. 17, par. 2725)
    Sec. 18. Powers of the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall have all of the powers granted to him under the Illinois Banking Act, to the extent appropriate to enable him to supervise a banking office of a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority to maintain such office.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/19) (from Ch. 17, par. 2726)
    Sec. 19. Revocation of certificate of authority; grounds. A certificate of authority issued to a foreign banking corporation shall be revoked when voluntarily surrendered by the holder thereof or when such foreign banking corporation is dissolved or its authority or existence is otherwise terminated or cancelled in the country of its organization, and may be revoked if the Commissioner finds that:
        (a) such foreign banking corporation has failed for
     a period of 60 days after service of written notice on its registered agent to comply with any of the provisions of this Act after written notice has been given to its registered agent by the Commissioner; or
        (b) such foreign banking corporation has failed for
     a period of 60 days after service of written notice on its registered agent to pay any fees or taxes duly imposed upon such foreign banking corporation by reason of its banking office and the banking business carried on by such banking office.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/20)
    Sec. 20. Enforcement of child support.
    (a) Any foreign banking corporation governed by this Act shall encumber or surrender accounts or assets held by the foreign banking corporation on behalf of any responsible relative who is subject to a child support lien, upon notice of the lien or levy of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) or its successor agency pursuant to Section 10‑25.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, or upon notice of interstate lien from any other state's

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Statutes > Illinois > Chapter205 > 1198

    (205 ILCS 645/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 2701)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the "Foreign Banking Office Act".
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2) (from Ch. 17, par. 2702)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires, the words and phrases defined in Sections 2.01 through 2.07 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 85‑858.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.01) (from Ch. 17, par. 2703)
    Sec. 2.01. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate or a person authorized by the Commissioner, the Office of Banks and Real Estate Act, or this Act to act in the Commissioner's stead.
(Source: P.A. 89‑508, eff. 7‑3‑96.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.02) (from Ch. 17, par. 2704)
    Sec. 2.02. "State bank" means a banking corporation organized under the Illinois Banking Act.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.03) (from Ch. 17, par. 2705)
    Sec. 2.03. "National Bank" means a national banking association located in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.04) (from Ch. 17, par. 2706)
    Sec. 2.04. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86‑1374. Repealed by P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.05) (from Ch. 17, par. 2707)
    Sec. 2.05. "Foreign banking corporation" means a bank organized and operating under the laws of a country other than the United States of America and not directly or indirectly owned or controlled by United States citizens or by a corporation organized under the laws of the United States of America.
(Source: P.A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.06) (from Ch. 17, par. 2708)
    Sec. 2.06. "Banking office" has the same meaning as "banking house" as defined in Section 2 of the Illinois Banking Act.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.07) (from Ch. 17, par. 2709)
    Sec. 2.07. "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, estate or incorporated association.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/3) (from Ch. 17, par. 2710)
    Sec. 3. Certificates of authority; qualifications; rights; supervision. A foreign banking corporation, upon receipt of a certificate of authority from the Commissioner, may establish and maintain an Illinois banking office to conduct thereat a general banking business and may apply for, and procure from the Commissioner, a certificate of authority to conduct thereat a trust business pursuant to the Corporate Fiduciary Act. No such foreign banking corporation is, however, entitled to a certificate of authority under this Act unless, under the laws of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, a State bank and a national bank may be authorized to maintain a banking office which may engage in a general banking business or may be authorized to own all the shares (except for directors' qualifying shares) of a banking organization organized under the laws of such country.
    Upon receipt of a certificate of authority under this Act, a foreign banking corporation may conduct its banking business in this State with the same, but no greater, rights and privileges as a State bank, and except as otherwise provided in this Act, subject to the same duties, restrictions, penalties and liabilities now or hereafter imposed under the Illinois Banking Act upon a State bank. Any such banking office shall be maintained subject to supervision and examination by the Commissioner and such reports and examinations as are required of State banks under the Illinois Banking Act applicable to such banking office.
    This Section does not prohibit the furnishing of information in accordance with the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Any foreign banking corporation governed by this Act shall enter into an agreement for data exchanges with a State agency provided the State agency pays to the foreign banking corporation a reasonable fee not to exceed its actual cost incurred. A foreign banking corporation providing information in accordance with this item shall not be liable to any account holder or other person for any disclosure of information to a State agency, for encumbering or surrendering any assets held by the foreign banking corporation in response to a lien or order to withhold and deliver issued by a State agency, or for any other action taken pursuant to this item, including individual or mechanical errors, provided the action does not constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct. A foreign banking corporation shall have no obligation to hold, encumber, or surrender assets until it has been served with a subpoena, summons, warrant, court or administrative order, lien, or levy.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 89‑364, eff. 8‑18‑95; 89‑626, eff. 8‑9‑96; 90‑18, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/3.5)
    Sec. 3.5. Non‑English language transactions. A foreign banking corporation may conduct transactions in a language other than English through an employee or agent acting as interpreter or through an interpreter provided by the customer.
(Source: P.A. 92‑578, eff. 6‑26‑02.)

    (205 ILCS 645/4) (from Ch. 17, par. 2711)
    Sec. 4. Application for certificate of authority; contents. A foreign banking corporation, in order to procure a certificate of authority to establish and maintain a banking office and to conduct thereat a general banking business shall make application therefor to the Commissioner, which application shall set forth:
    (a) the name of the corporation, together with the country under the laws of which it was organized;
    (b) the date of its incorporation and the period of its duration;
    (c) the address of its principal office in the country under the laws of which it was organized;
    (d) the address of its proposed registered office in this State, and the name of its proposed registered agent in this State at such address;
    (e) the names of other states and countries in which it is admitted or qualified to transact business;
    (f) the names and respective addresses of its directors and principal officers;
    (g) a statement containing such information as the Commissioner may require indicating that such foreign banking corporation is authorized to conduct a general banking business under the laws of the country of its organization, the nature of the business of such foreign banking corporation and whether the requirements of the reciprocal provision of Section 3 of this Act can be met;
    (h) a complete and detailed statement of its financial condition and the actual value of its assets, which must be at least $1,000,000 in excess of its liabilities as of a date within 120 days prior to the date of such application; and
    (i) such additional information as may be necessary or appropriate in order to enable the Commissioner to determine whether such corporation is entitled to a certificate of authority.
    Such application shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the Commissioner and shall be duly executed in duplicate by the foreign banking corporation by one or more of its principal officers.
    A certificate of authority may not be issued to a foreign banking corporation under this Act unless the Commissioner finds that the requirements of Section 10 of the Illinois Banking Act and of Section 3 of this Act can be met. A foreign banking corporation may not be denied a certificate of authority by reason of the fact that the laws of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, governing its organization and internal affairs, differ from the laws of this State, and nothing contained in this Act authorizes this State to regulate the organization or the internal affairs of a foreign banking corporation.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/5) (from Ch. 17, par. 2712)
    Sec. 5. Documents required by the Commissioner. There shall be delivered to the Commissioner (1) duplicate originals of the application of the foreign banking corporation for a certificate of authority and (2) a copy of its charter or articles of incorporation and all amendments thereto, duly authenticated by the proper officer of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized.
    If, according to law, a certificate of authority to establish and maintain a banking office and to conduct thereat a general banking business, should be issued to such foreign banking corporation, the Commissioner shall, when all fees have been paid as in this Act prescribed:
    (a) endorse on each of such documents the word "Filed", and the date of the filing thereof;
    (b) file in his office one of such duplicate originals of the application and a copy of the charter or articles of incorporation and amendments thereto; and
    (c) issue a certificate of authority to such foreign banking corporation, to which he shall affix the other duplicate original application.
    The certificate of authority, with the duplicate original of the application affixed thereto by the Commissioner, shall be returned to the foreign banking corporation or its representative.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/6) (from Ch. 17, par. 2713)
    Sec. 6. Establishment and maintenance of banking office. Upon the issuance of a certificate of authority by the Commissioner, the foreign banking corporation may, subject to this Act, establish and maintain a banking office and may conduct thereat a general banking business.
    A certificate of authority issued under this Act authorizing a foreign banking corporation to transact business at the banking office designated shall remain in effect until surrendered or revoked.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 89‑508, eff. 7‑3‑96.)

    (205 ILCS 645/7) (from Ch. 17, par. 2714)
    Sec. 7. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act, whenever its articles of incorporation are amended, shall forthwith file in the office of the Commissioner a copy of such amendment duly authenticated by the proper officer of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, but the filing thereof may not of itself enlarge or alter the purpose or purposes for which such foreign banking corporation is authorized to pursue in the transaction of its banking business in this State, nor authorize such foreign banking corporation to transact banking business in this State in any other name than the name set forth in its certificate of authority, nor extend the duration of its corporate existence.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/8) (from Ch. 17, par. 2715)
    Sec. 8. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act, must secure an amended certificate of authority if it changes its corporate name, changes the duration of its corporate existence or desires to pursue in this State other or additional purposes than those set forth in its prior application for a certificate of authority, by making application therefor to the Commissioner.
    The requirements with respect to the form and contents of such application, the manner of its execution, the filing of duplicate originals thereof with the Commissioner, the issuance of an amended certificate of authority and the effect thereof and the recording of such amended certificate of authority shall be the same as in the case of an original application for a certificate of authority.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/9) (from Ch. 17, par. 2716)
    Sec. 9. Registered office and agent. Each foreign banking corporation authorized to establish and maintain a banking office shall have and continuously maintain:
    (a) a registered office in Illinois which may be, but need not be, the same as its place of business; and
    (b) a registered agent, which agent may be either an individual, resident in this State, whose business office is identical with such registered office, or a corporation authorized to transact business in this State having a business office identical with such registered office.
    A registered agent may at any time vacate his office as registered agent by filing in the office of the Commissioner a statement setting forth his resignation and the effective date thereof, which shall not be less than 60 days nor more than 90 days after the date of filing. A copy of the statement shall be served on the foreign banking corporation by the registered agent so resigning by registered or certified mail addressed to such foreign banking corporation at its principal office as such is known to such resigning agent and directed to the attention of the secretary or other comparable officer of such corporation within 5 days after the date of filing.
    A foreign banking corporation may from time to time change the address of its registered office; and shall change its registered agent if the office of the registered agent becomes vacant for any reason or if its registered agent becomes disqualified or incapacitated to act, or if it revokes the appointment of its registered agent. Any such change of registered office or registered agent may be effected by filing in the office of the Commissioner duplicate originals of a statement setting forth the details with respect to such change and the effective date thereof. The Commissioner shall endorse on each of such duplicate originals the word "Filed" and the date of filing thereof, and file in his office one of such duplicate originals. He shall return the other duplicate original to the foreign banking corporation or its representative.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/10) (from Ch. 17, par. 2717)
    Sec. 10. Service of process in any suit, action or proceeding or service of any notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on a foreign corporation may be made on a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority by service thereof on the registered agent of such foreign banking corporation. Whenever any foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority fails to appoint or maintain a registered agent upon whom service of legal process or service of any such notice or demand may be had, or whenever such registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the registered office of such foreign banking corporation, or whenever the certificate of authority of any such foreign banking corporation is revoked, then in every such case the Commissioner shall be irrevocably authorized as the agent and representative of such foreign banking corporation to accept service of any process or service of any notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on such foreign banking corporation. Service on the Commissioner of any such process, notice or demand against any such foreign banking corporation shall be made by delivering to and leaving with him, or with any official having charge of the banking department of his office, duplicate copies of such process, notice or demand. If any process, notice or demand is served on the Commissioner, he shall immediately cause a copy thereof to be forwarded by registered mail addressed to such foreign banking corporation at its principal office as the same appears on his records. Any service so had on the Commissioner shall be returnable in not less than 30 days.
    Nothing in this Act limits or affects the right to serve any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a foreign corporation in any other manner now or hereafter permitted by law.
    The Commissioner shall keep a record of all processes, notices and demands served upon him by this Section and shall record therein the time of such service and his action with reference thereto.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/11) (from Ch. 17, par. 2718)
    Sec. 11. Pledging requirements; discretion of Commissioner. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act may be required, when deemed necessary and appropriate in the opinion of the Commissioner, to keep on deposit with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or such State bank or national bank as such foreign banking corporation may designate and the Commissioner 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 Inter‑American Development Bank, or obligations of the Asian Development Bank, or obligations of the African Development Bank, or obligations of the International Finance Corporation, or such other assets as the Commissioner shall permit, to an aggregate amount, 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 shall prescribe, such amount as the Commissioner deems necessary for the protection of depositors or the costs of taking possession and control. The deposit shall be maintained with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or any such State bank or national bank pursuant to a deposit agreement in such form and containing such conditions and limitations (including a deposit in the name of the Commissioner in trust for the depositors of such banking office) as the Commissioner may prescribe. So long as it continues business in the ordinary course such banking office shall, however, be permitted to collect interest on the securities so deposited and from time to time exchange, examine and compare such securities.
(Source: P.A. 92‑483, eff. 8‑23‑01.)

    (205 ILCS 645/12) (from Ch. 17, par. 2719)
    Sec. 12. Control by Commissioner.
    (a) Upon the Commissioner's taking possession, pursuant to Section 53 of the Illinois Banking Act, of the business and property in this State of the banking office of a foreign banking corporation whose deposit liabilities in this State are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the amounts deposited pursuant to Section 11 shall thereupon become the property of the Commissioner, free and clear of any and all liens and other claims, and shall be held by the Commissioner in trust for the depositors of such banking office. The Commissioner may, without regard to any priorities, preferences, or adverse claims and without obtaining the approval of any court, reduce such property to cash and, as soon as practicable, utilize the cash to cover initial liquidation costs, if any, and then distribute any excess to such depositors on a pro rata basis; but no depositor may receive an amount in excess of his account balances. For purposes of this Section, the term "depositor" does not include any other offices or branches of, or wholly‑owned (except for a nominal number of directors' shares) subsidiaries of, such foreign banking corporation, but includes those to whom such banking office is indebted by virtue of money or its equivalent received by such banking office (i) for which it has given credit or is obligated to give credit to a time or demand deposit or which is evidenced by a check or draft against a deposit account and certified by such banking office, or (ii) for which it has issued a letter of credit for cash or a traveler's check on which such banking office is primarily liable, or (iii) for which it has issued an outstanding draft (including advice or authorization to charge the banking office's balance at another bank), cashier's check or money order, or other officer's check.
    (b) Whenever the Commissioner takes possession of the property and business of a foreign bank pursuant to Section 53 of the Illinois Banking Act, the Commissioner shall conserve or liquidate the property and business of the foreign bank pursuant to the laws of this State as if the foreign bank were an Illinois bank, with absolute preference and priority given to the creditors of the foreign bank arising out of transactions with, and recorded on the books of, its Illinois state branch or Illinois state agency over the creditors of the foreign bank's offices located outside this State. When the Commissioner has completed the liquidation of the property and business of a foreign bank, the Commissioner shall transfer any remaining assets to the foreign bank in accordance with such orders as the court may issue. However, in case the foreign bank has an office in another state of the United States which is in liquidation and the assets of such office appear to be insufficient to pay in full the creditors of that office, the court shall order the Commissioner to transfer to the liquidator of that office such amount of any such remaining assets as appears to be necessary to cover the insufficiency; if there are 2 or more such offices and the amount of remaining assets is less than the aggregate amount of insufficiencies with respect to the offices, the court shall order the Commissioner to distribute the remaining assets among the liquidators of those offices in such manner as the court finds equitable.
(Source: P.A. 92‑483, eff. 8‑23‑01.)

    (205 ILCS 645/13) (from Ch. 17, par. 2720)
    Sec. 13. Each such foreign banking corporation shall hold, in this State, currency, bonds, notes, debentures, drafts, bills of exchange or other evidences of indebtedness or other obligations payable in the United States or in United States funds or, with the prior approval of the Commissioner, in funds freely convertible into United States funds, or such other assets as the Commissioner shall permit, in an amount which shall bear such relationship as the Commissioner shall prescribe to liabilities (including contingent liabilities) of such foreign banking corporation payable at or through its banking office in this State, including acceptances, but excluding amounts due and other liabilities to other offices, agencies or banking offices of, and wholly‑owned (except for a nominal number of directors' shares) subsidiaries of, such foreign banking corporation and such other liabilities (including contingent liabilities) as the Commissioner shall permit. For the purposes of this Section the Commissioner (a) shall value marketable securities at principal amount or market value, whichever is lower, (b) shall have the right to determine the value of any nonmarketable bond, note, debenture, draft, bill of exchange, other evidence of indebtedness, or of any other obligation held by or owed to the foreign banking corporation or its banking office within this State, and (c) in determining the amount of assets for the purpose of computing the above ratio of assets to liabilities, may exclude any particular asset but shall give credit to assets required to be maintained pursuant to Section 11 and, subject to such rules and regulations as the Commissioner may from time to time promulgate, to deposits and credit balances with unaffiliated banking institutions outside this State if such deposits or credit balances are payable in United States funds or in currencies freely convertible into United States funds. Credit given for such deposits and credit balances may not, however, exceed in aggregate amount such percentage, but not less than 8%, as the Commissioner may from time to time prescribe of the aggregate amount of liabilities of such foreign banking corporation, determined as provided in this Section. If, by reason of the existence or the potential occurrence of unusual and extraordinary circumstances, the Commissioner deems it necessary or desirable for the maintenance of a sound financial condition, the protection of depositors, creditors, and the public interest, and to maintain public confidence in the business of the banking office of a foreign banking corporation, he may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section, reduce the credit to be given for deposits and credit balances with unaffiliated banking institutions outside this State and require such foreign banking corporation to deposit, in accordance with such rules and regulations as he has promulgated, the assets required to be held in this State pursuant to this Section 13 with such State banks or national banks as such foreign banking corporation may designate and the Commissioner may approve.
(Source: P.A. 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/14) (from Ch. 17, par. 2721)
    Sec. 14. The assets held to satisfy the assets to liabilities relationship, prescribed by the Commissioner, pursuant to Section 13 of this Act shall include obligations of any person for money borrowed from a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act only to the extent that the total of such obligations of any person are not more than 10% of such assets considered for purposes of Section 13.
(Source: P.A. 83‑687.)

    (205 ILCS 645/15) (from Ch. 17, par. 2722)
    Sec. 15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82‑257. Repealed by P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/16) (from Ch. 17, par. 2723)
    Sec. 16. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act shall be subject to the same limitations with respect to the payment of interest on deposits as a State bank which is a member of the Federal Reserve System.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/17) (from Ch. 17, par. 2724)
    Sec. 17. Fees; examination. Upon applying for a certificate of authority to open and maintain a banking office, a foreign banking corporation shall pay to the Commissioner an application fee equivalent to the reasonable expenses of examination for a charter payable by a State bank under Section 13 of the Illinois Banking Act.
    In addition, a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority and maintaining a banking office shall be subject to examination and other fees (comparable to those payable by a State bank) imposed by the Commissioner pursuant to Section 48 of the Illinois Banking Act based on the assets of such foreign banking corporation located in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 88‑271; 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/18) (from Ch. 17, par. 2725)
    Sec. 18. Powers of the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall have all of the powers granted to him under the Illinois Banking Act, to the extent appropriate to enable him to supervise a banking office of a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority to maintain such office.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/19) (from Ch. 17, par. 2726)
    Sec. 19. Revocation of certificate of authority; grounds. A certificate of authority issued to a foreign banking corporation shall be revoked when voluntarily surrendered by the holder thereof or when such foreign banking corporation is dissolved or its authority or existence is otherwise terminated or cancelled in the country of its organization, and may be revoked if the Commissioner finds that:
        (a) such foreign banking corporation has failed for
     a period of 60 days after service of written notice on its registered agent to comply with any of the provisions of this Act after written notice has been given to its registered agent by the Commissioner; or
        (b) such foreign banking corporation has failed for
     a period of 60 days after service of written notice on its registered agent to pay any fees or taxes duly imposed upon such foreign banking corporation by reason of its banking office and the banking business carried on by such banking office.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/20)
    Sec. 20. Enforcement of child support.
    (a) Any foreign banking corporation governed by this Act shall encumber or surrender accounts or assets held by the foreign banking corporation on behalf of any responsible relative who is subject to a child support lien, upon notice of the lien or levy of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) or its successor agency pursuant to Section 10‑25.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, or upon notice of interstate lien from any other state's

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    (205 ILCS 645/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 2701)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the "Foreign Banking Office Act".
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2) (from Ch. 17, par. 2702)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act unless the context otherwise requires, the words and phrases defined in Sections 2.01 through 2.07 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 85‑858.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.01) (from Ch. 17, par. 2703)
    Sec. 2.01. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Banks and Real Estate or a person authorized by the Commissioner, the Office of Banks and Real Estate Act, or this Act to act in the Commissioner's stead.
(Source: P.A. 89‑508, eff. 7‑3‑96.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.02) (from Ch. 17, par. 2704)
    Sec. 2.02. "State bank" means a banking corporation organized under the Illinois Banking Act.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.03) (from Ch. 17, par. 2705)
    Sec. 2.03. "National Bank" means a national banking association located in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.04) (from Ch. 17, par. 2706)
    Sec. 2.04. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86‑1374. Repealed by P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.05) (from Ch. 17, par. 2707)
    Sec. 2.05. "Foreign banking corporation" means a bank organized and operating under the laws of a country other than the United States of America and not directly or indirectly owned or controlled by United States citizens or by a corporation organized under the laws of the United States of America.
(Source: P.A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.06) (from Ch. 17, par. 2708)
    Sec. 2.06. "Banking office" has the same meaning as "banking house" as defined in Section 2 of the Illinois Banking Act.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/2.07) (from Ch. 17, par. 2709)
    Sec. 2.07. "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, estate or incorporated association.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/3) (from Ch. 17, par. 2710)
    Sec. 3. Certificates of authority; qualifications; rights; supervision. A foreign banking corporation, upon receipt of a certificate of authority from the Commissioner, may establish and maintain an Illinois banking office to conduct thereat a general banking business and may apply for, and procure from the Commissioner, a certificate of authority to conduct thereat a trust business pursuant to the Corporate Fiduciary Act. No such foreign banking corporation is, however, entitled to a certificate of authority under this Act unless, under the laws of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, a State bank and a national bank may be authorized to maintain a banking office which may engage in a general banking business or may be authorized to own all the shares (except for directors' qualifying shares) of a banking organization organized under the laws of such country.
    Upon receipt of a certificate of authority under this Act, a foreign banking corporation may conduct its banking business in this State with the same, but no greater, rights and privileges as a State bank, and except as otherwise provided in this Act, subject to the same duties, restrictions, penalties and liabilities now or hereafter imposed under the Illinois Banking Act upon a State bank. Any such banking office shall be maintained subject to supervision and examination by the Commissioner and such reports and examinations as are required of State banks under the Illinois Banking Act applicable to such banking office.
    This Section does not prohibit the furnishing of information in accordance with the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Any foreign banking corporation governed by this Act shall enter into an agreement for data exchanges with a State agency provided the State agency pays to the foreign banking corporation a reasonable fee not to exceed its actual cost incurred. A foreign banking corporation providing information in accordance with this item shall not be liable to any account holder or other person for any disclosure of information to a State agency, for encumbering or surrendering any assets held by the foreign banking corporation in response to a lien or order to withhold and deliver issued by a State agency, or for any other action taken pursuant to this item, including individual or mechanical errors, provided the action does not constitute gross negligence or willful misconduct. A foreign banking corporation shall have no obligation to hold, encumber, or surrender assets until it has been served with a subpoena, summons, warrant, court or administrative order, lien, or levy.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 89‑364, eff. 8‑18‑95; 89‑626, eff. 8‑9‑96; 90‑18, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/3.5)
    Sec. 3.5. Non‑English language transactions. A foreign banking corporation may conduct transactions in a language other than English through an employee or agent acting as interpreter or through an interpreter provided by the customer.
(Source: P.A. 92‑578, eff. 6‑26‑02.)

    (205 ILCS 645/4) (from Ch. 17, par. 2711)
    Sec. 4. Application for certificate of authority; contents. A foreign banking corporation, in order to procure a certificate of authority to establish and maintain a banking office and to conduct thereat a general banking business shall make application therefor to the Commissioner, which application shall set forth:
    (a) the name of the corporation, together with the country under the laws of which it was organized;
    (b) the date of its incorporation and the period of its duration;
    (c) the address of its principal office in the country under the laws of which it was organized;
    (d) the address of its proposed registered office in this State, and the name of its proposed registered agent in this State at such address;
    (e) the names of other states and countries in which it is admitted or qualified to transact business;
    (f) the names and respective addresses of its directors and principal officers;
    (g) a statement containing such information as the Commissioner may require indicating that such foreign banking corporation is authorized to conduct a general banking business under the laws of the country of its organization, the nature of the business of such foreign banking corporation and whether the requirements of the reciprocal provision of Section 3 of this Act can be met;
    (h) a complete and detailed statement of its financial condition and the actual value of its assets, which must be at least $1,000,000 in excess of its liabilities as of a date within 120 days prior to the date of such application; and
    (i) such additional information as may be necessary or appropriate in order to enable the Commissioner to determine whether such corporation is entitled to a certificate of authority.
    Such application shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the Commissioner and shall be duly executed in duplicate by the foreign banking corporation by one or more of its principal officers.
    A certificate of authority may not be issued to a foreign banking corporation under this Act unless the Commissioner finds that the requirements of Section 10 of the Illinois Banking Act and of Section 3 of this Act can be met. A foreign banking corporation may not be denied a certificate of authority by reason of the fact that the laws of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, governing its organization and internal affairs, differ from the laws of this State, and nothing contained in this Act authorizes this State to regulate the organization or the internal affairs of a foreign banking corporation.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/5) (from Ch. 17, par. 2712)
    Sec. 5. Documents required by the Commissioner. There shall be delivered to the Commissioner (1) duplicate originals of the application of the foreign banking corporation for a certificate of authority and (2) a copy of its charter or articles of incorporation and all amendments thereto, duly authenticated by the proper officer of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized.
    If, according to law, a certificate of authority to establish and maintain a banking office and to conduct thereat a general banking business, should be issued to such foreign banking corporation, the Commissioner shall, when all fees have been paid as in this Act prescribed:
    (a) endorse on each of such documents the word "Filed", and the date of the filing thereof;
    (b) file in his office one of such duplicate originals of the application and a copy of the charter or articles of incorporation and amendments thereto; and
    (c) issue a certificate of authority to such foreign banking corporation, to which he shall affix the other duplicate original application.
    The certificate of authority, with the duplicate original of the application affixed thereto by the Commissioner, shall be returned to the foreign banking corporation or its representative.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/6) (from Ch. 17, par. 2713)
    Sec. 6. Establishment and maintenance of banking office. Upon the issuance of a certificate of authority by the Commissioner, the foreign banking corporation may, subject to this Act, establish and maintain a banking office and may conduct thereat a general banking business.
    A certificate of authority issued under this Act authorizing a foreign banking corporation to transact business at the banking office designated shall remain in effect until surrendered or revoked.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 89‑508, eff. 7‑3‑96.)

    (205 ILCS 645/7) (from Ch. 17, par. 2714)
    Sec. 7. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act, whenever its articles of incorporation are amended, shall forthwith file in the office of the Commissioner a copy of such amendment duly authenticated by the proper officer of the country under which such foreign banking corporation was organized, but the filing thereof may not of itself enlarge or alter the purpose or purposes for which such foreign banking corporation is authorized to pursue in the transaction of its banking business in this State, nor authorize such foreign banking corporation to transact banking business in this State in any other name than the name set forth in its certificate of authority, nor extend the duration of its corporate existence.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/8) (from Ch. 17, par. 2715)
    Sec. 8. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act, must secure an amended certificate of authority if it changes its corporate name, changes the duration of its corporate existence or desires to pursue in this State other or additional purposes than those set forth in its prior application for a certificate of authority, by making application therefor to the Commissioner.
    The requirements with respect to the form and contents of such application, the manner of its execution, the filing of duplicate originals thereof with the Commissioner, the issuance of an amended certificate of authority and the effect thereof and the recording of such amended certificate of authority shall be the same as in the case of an original application for a certificate of authority.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/9) (from Ch. 17, par. 2716)
    Sec. 9. Registered office and agent. Each foreign banking corporation authorized to establish and maintain a banking office shall have and continuously maintain:
    (a) a registered office in Illinois which may be, but need not be, the same as its place of business; and
    (b) a registered agent, which agent may be either an individual, resident in this State, whose business office is identical with such registered office, or a corporation authorized to transact business in this State having a business office identical with such registered office.
    A registered agent may at any time vacate his office as registered agent by filing in the office of the Commissioner a statement setting forth his resignation and the effective date thereof, which shall not be less than 60 days nor more than 90 days after the date of filing. A copy of the statement shall be served on the foreign banking corporation by the registered agent so resigning by registered or certified mail addressed to such foreign banking corporation at its principal office as such is known to such resigning agent and directed to the attention of the secretary or other comparable officer of such corporation within 5 days after the date of filing.
    A foreign banking corporation may from time to time change the address of its registered office; and shall change its registered agent if the office of the registered agent becomes vacant for any reason or if its registered agent becomes disqualified or incapacitated to act, or if it revokes the appointment of its registered agent. Any such change of registered office or registered agent may be effected by filing in the office of the Commissioner duplicate originals of a statement setting forth the details with respect to such change and the effective date thereof. The Commissioner shall endorse on each of such duplicate originals the word "Filed" and the date of filing thereof, and file in his office one of such duplicate originals. He shall return the other duplicate original to the foreign banking corporation or its representative.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97; 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/10) (from Ch. 17, par. 2717)
    Sec. 10. Service of process in any suit, action or proceeding or service of any notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on a foreign corporation may be made on a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority by service thereof on the registered agent of such foreign banking corporation. Whenever any foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority fails to appoint or maintain a registered agent upon whom service of legal process or service of any such notice or demand may be had, or whenever such registered agent cannot with reasonable diligence be found at the registered office of such foreign banking corporation, or whenever the certificate of authority of any such foreign banking corporation is revoked, then in every such case the Commissioner shall be irrevocably authorized as the agent and representative of such foreign banking corporation to accept service of any process or service of any notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served on such foreign banking corporation. Service on the Commissioner of any such process, notice or demand against any such foreign banking corporation shall be made by delivering to and leaving with him, or with any official having charge of the banking department of his office, duplicate copies of such process, notice or demand. If any process, notice or demand is served on the Commissioner, he shall immediately cause a copy thereof to be forwarded by registered mail addressed to such foreign banking corporation at its principal office as the same appears on his records. Any service so had on the Commissioner shall be returnable in not less than 30 days.
    Nothing in this Act limits or affects the right to serve any process, notice or demand required or permitted by law to be served upon a foreign corporation in any other manner now or hereafter permitted by law.
    The Commissioner shall keep a record of all processes, notices and demands served upon him by this Section and shall record therein the time of such service and his action with reference thereto.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/11) (from Ch. 17, par. 2718)
    Sec. 11. Pledging requirements; discretion of Commissioner. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act may be required, when deemed necessary and appropriate in the opinion of the Commissioner, to keep on deposit with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or such State bank or national bank as such foreign banking corporation may designate and the Commissioner 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 Inter‑American Development Bank, or obligations of the Asian Development Bank, or obligations of the African Development Bank, or obligations of the International Finance Corporation, or such other assets as the Commissioner shall permit, to an aggregate amount, 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 shall prescribe, such amount as the Commissioner deems necessary for the protection of depositors or the costs of taking possession and control. The deposit shall be maintained with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago or any such State bank or national bank pursuant to a deposit agreement in such form and containing such conditions and limitations (including a deposit in the name of the Commissioner in trust for the depositors of such banking office) as the Commissioner may prescribe. So long as it continues business in the ordinary course such banking office shall, however, be permitted to collect interest on the securities so deposited and from time to time exchange, examine and compare such securities.
(Source: P.A. 92‑483, eff. 8‑23‑01.)

    (205 ILCS 645/12) (from Ch. 17, par. 2719)
    Sec. 12. Control by Commissioner.
    (a) Upon the Commissioner's taking possession, pursuant to Section 53 of the Illinois Banking Act, of the business and property in this State of the banking office of a foreign banking corporation whose deposit liabilities in this State are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the amounts deposited pursuant to Section 11 shall thereupon become the property of the Commissioner, free and clear of any and all liens and other claims, and shall be held by the Commissioner in trust for the depositors of such banking office. The Commissioner may, without regard to any priorities, preferences, or adverse claims and without obtaining the approval of any court, reduce such property to cash and, as soon as practicable, utilize the cash to cover initial liquidation costs, if any, and then distribute any excess to such depositors on a pro rata basis; but no depositor may receive an amount in excess of his account balances. For purposes of this Section, the term "depositor" does not include any other offices or branches of, or wholly‑owned (except for a nominal number of directors' shares) subsidiaries of, such foreign banking corporation, but includes those to whom such banking office is indebted by virtue of money or its equivalent received by such banking office (i) for which it has given credit or is obligated to give credit to a time or demand deposit or which is evidenced by a check or draft against a deposit account and certified by such banking office, or (ii) for which it has issued a letter of credit for cash or a traveler's check on which such banking office is primarily liable, or (iii) for which it has issued an outstanding draft (including advice or authorization to charge the banking office's balance at another bank), cashier's check or money order, or other officer's check.
    (b) Whenever the Commissioner takes possession of the property and business of a foreign bank pursuant to Section 53 of the Illinois Banking Act, the Commissioner shall conserve or liquidate the property and business of the foreign bank pursuant to the laws of this State as if the foreign bank were an Illinois bank, with absolute preference and priority given to the creditors of the foreign bank arising out of transactions with, and recorded on the books of, its Illinois state branch or Illinois state agency over the creditors of the foreign bank's offices located outside this State. When the Commissioner has completed the liquidation of the property and business of a foreign bank, the Commissioner shall transfer any remaining assets to the foreign bank in accordance with such orders as the court may issue. However, in case the foreign bank has an office in another state of the United States which is in liquidation and the assets of such office appear to be insufficient to pay in full the creditors of that office, the court shall order the Commissioner to transfer to the liquidator of that office such amount of any such remaining assets as appears to be necessary to cover the insufficiency; if there are 2 or more such offices and the amount of remaining assets is less than the aggregate amount of insufficiencies with respect to the offices, the court shall order the Commissioner to distribute the remaining assets among the liquidators of those offices in such manner as the court finds equitable.
(Source: P.A. 92‑483, eff. 8‑23‑01.)

    (205 ILCS 645/13) (from Ch. 17, par. 2720)
    Sec. 13. Each such foreign banking corporation shall hold, in this State, currency, bonds, notes, debentures, drafts, bills of exchange or other evidences of indebtedness or other obligations payable in the United States or in United States funds or, with the prior approval of the Commissioner, in funds freely convertible into United States funds, or such other assets as the Commissioner shall permit, in an amount which shall bear such relationship as the Commissioner shall prescribe to liabilities (including contingent liabilities) of such foreign banking corporation payable at or through its banking office in this State, including acceptances, but excluding amounts due and other liabilities to other offices, agencies or banking offices of, and wholly‑owned (except for a nominal number of directors' shares) subsidiaries of, such foreign banking corporation and such other liabilities (including contingent liabilities) as the Commissioner shall permit. For the purposes of this Section the Commissioner (a) shall value marketable securities at principal amount or market value, whichever is lower, (b) shall have the right to determine the value of any nonmarketable bond, note, debenture, draft, bill of exchange, other evidence of indebtedness, or of any other obligation held by or owed to the foreign banking corporation or its banking office within this State, and (c) in determining the amount of assets for the purpose of computing the above ratio of assets to liabilities, may exclude any particular asset but shall give credit to assets required to be maintained pursuant to Section 11 and, subject to such rules and regulations as the Commissioner may from time to time promulgate, to deposits and credit balances with unaffiliated banking institutions outside this State if such deposits or credit balances are payable in United States funds or in currencies freely convertible into United States funds. Credit given for such deposits and credit balances may not, however, exceed in aggregate amount such percentage, but not less than 8%, as the Commissioner may from time to time prescribe of the aggregate amount of liabilities of such foreign banking corporation, determined as provided in this Section. If, by reason of the existence or the potential occurrence of unusual and extraordinary circumstances, the Commissioner deems it necessary or desirable for the maintenance of a sound financial condition, the protection of depositors, creditors, and the public interest, and to maintain public confidence in the business of the banking office of a foreign banking corporation, he may, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Section, reduce the credit to be given for deposits and credit balances with unaffiliated banking institutions outside this State and require such foreign banking corporation to deposit, in accordance with such rules and regulations as he has promulgated, the assets required to be held in this State pursuant to this Section 13 with such State banks or national banks as such foreign banking corporation may designate and the Commissioner may approve.
(Source: P.A. 90‑301, eff. 8‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/14) (from Ch. 17, par. 2721)
    Sec. 14. The assets held to satisfy the assets to liabilities relationship, prescribed by the Commissioner, pursuant to Section 13 of this Act shall include obligations of any person for money borrowed from a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act only to the extent that the total of such obligations of any person are not more than 10% of such assets considered for purposes of Section 13.
(Source: P.A. 83‑687.)

    (205 ILCS 645/15) (from Ch. 17, par. 2722)
    Sec. 15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 82‑257. Repealed by P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/16) (from Ch. 17, par. 2723)
    Sec. 16. A foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority issued pursuant to this Act shall be subject to the same limitations with respect to the payment of interest on deposits as a State bank which is a member of the Federal Reserve System.
(Source: P. A. 78‑346.)

    (205 ILCS 645/17) (from Ch. 17, par. 2724)
    Sec. 17. Fees; examination. Upon applying for a certificate of authority to open and maintain a banking office, a foreign banking corporation shall pay to the Commissioner an application fee equivalent to the reasonable expenses of examination for a charter payable by a State bank under Section 13 of the Illinois Banking Act.
    In addition, a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority and maintaining a banking office shall be subject to examination and other fees (comparable to those payable by a State bank) imposed by the Commissioner pursuant to Section 48 of the Illinois Banking Act based on the assets of such foreign banking corporation located in the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 88‑271; 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/18) (from Ch. 17, par. 2725)
    Sec. 18. Powers of the Commissioner. The Commissioner shall have all of the powers granted to him under the Illinois Banking Act, to the extent appropriate to enable him to supervise a banking office of a foreign banking corporation holding a certificate of authority to maintain such office.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/19) (from Ch. 17, par. 2726)
    Sec. 19. Revocation of certificate of authority; grounds. A certificate of authority issued to a foreign banking corporation shall be revoked when voluntarily surrendered by the holder thereof or when such foreign banking corporation is dissolved or its authority or existence is otherwise terminated or cancelled in the country of its organization, and may be revoked if the Commissioner finds that:
        (a) such foreign banking corporation has failed for
     a period of 60 days after service of written notice on its registered agent to comply with any of the provisions of this Act after written notice has been given to its registered agent by the Commissioner; or
        (b) such foreign banking corporation has failed for
     a period of 60 days after service of written notice on its registered agent to pay any fees or taxes duly imposed upon such foreign banking corporation by reason of its banking office and the banking business carried on by such banking office.
(Source: P.A. 89‑208, eff. 6‑1‑97.)

    (205 ILCS 645/20)
    Sec. 20. Enforcement of child support.
    (a) Any foreign banking corporation governed by this Act shall encumber or surrender accounts or assets held by the foreign banking corporation on behalf of any responsible relative who is subject to a child support lien, upon notice of the lien or levy of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (formerly Illinois Department of Public Aid) or its successor agency pursuant to Section 10‑25.5 of the Illinois Public Aid Code, or upon notice of interstate lien from any other state's

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