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214.49 Other investments. Subject to rules of the division, a savings bank may invest funds in any of the following:


(1) In deposit accounts or insured obligations of any financial institution the accounts of which are insured by a deposit insurance corporation.


(2) In obligations of, or obligations that are fully guaranteed by, the United States and in stocks or obligations of any federal reserve bank, federal home loan bank, the student loan market association, the government national mortgage association, the federal national mortgage association, the federal home loan mortgage corporation or the federal deposit insurance corporation.


(3) In bonds or other direct obligations of, or obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by, this state.


(4) In bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness which are a general obligation of any city, town, village, county, technical college district or school district in this state. A savings bank's total investments in a local governmental unit may not at any time exceed 50% of the capital of the savings bank. A savings bank's total investment in temporary borrowings of a local governmental unit maturing within one year from the date of issue may not exceed 60% of the capital of the savings bank. Temporary borrowings and longer-term general obligation borrowings of a single local governmental unit may be considered separately in arriving at the limitations under this subsection.


(5) With the prior written consent of the division, in the initial purchase and development, or the purchase or commitment to purchase after completion, of home sites and housing for sale or rental, including projects for the reconstruction, rehabilitation or rebuilding of residential properties to meet the minimum standards of health and occupancy prescribed by a local governmental unit, the provision of accommodations for retail stores, shops and other community services that are reasonably incident to that housing, or in the stock of a corporation that owns one or more of those projects and that is wholly owned by one or more financial institutions. The total investment in any one project may not exceed 15% of the savings bank's capital, nor may the aggregate investment under this subsection exceed 50% of its capital. A savings bank may not make an investment under this subsection unless it is in compliance with the capital requirements under s. 214.43 and with the capital maintenance requirements of its deposit insurance corporation. The division may approve the investment only if the savings bank shows all of the following:


(a) That the savings bank has adequate assets available for the investment.


(b) That the proposed investment does not exceed the reasonable market value of the property or interest in the property as determined by appraisal that meets the requirements of s. 214.48 (4) and (4m).


(c) That all other requirements of this subsection have been met, except that a savings bank may develop or build on land it acquired under any other provision of this chapter and may complete construction of buildings in accordance with any construction loan contract if the borrower fails to comply with the terms of the contract.


(6) In stocks or obligations of a corporation organized for business development by this state or by the United States or by an agency of this state or the United States.


(7) In obligations of an urban renewal investment corporation organized under the laws of this state or of the United States.


(8) In short-term commercial paper having a maturity from 2 to 270 days issued by a financial institution, corporation or other borrower. An investment under this subsection shall be in securities rated in one of the 2 highest categories by a nationally recognized rating service.


(9) In an equity interest in, an insurance company or an insurance holding company organized to provide insurance for savings banks and persons affiliated with savings banks solely to the extent that ownership is a prerequisite to obtaining directors' and officers' insurance or blanket bond insurance for the savings bank through the company.


(9m) In shares of stock, whether purchased or otherwise acquired, in a corporation acquiring, placing and operating remote service units under s. 214.04 (21).


(10) In equity or debt securities or instruments of a service corporation subsidiary of the savings bank.


(11) In advances of federal funds.


(12) With the prior written approval of the division, in financial futures transactions, financial options transactions, forward commitments or other financial products for the purpose of reducing, hedging or otherwise managing its interest rate risk exposure.


(13) In a subsidiary organized to exercise corporate fiduciary powers under ch. 112.


(14) In marketable investment securities, including marketable corporate debt instruments rated in one of the 4 highest categories by a nationally recognized rating service, if the total amount of those securities of any one issuer or obligor does not exceed 10% of the savings bank's capital. The aggregate amount of investments under this subsection may not exceed 10% of the savings bank's total assets, unless the savings bank has received written authorization from the division.


(15) In any other investment authorized by rule of the division.

214.49 - ANNOT.

History: 1991 a. 221; 1993 a. 399; 1995 a. 27, 103; 1997 a. 144.

214.49 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also s. DFI-SB 16.03 and chs. DFI-SB 14 and 15, Wis. adm. code.