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Version of section 960 from 2023-06-22 to 2024-02-06:


Marginal note:Superintendent’s directions to bank holding company

  •  (1) If, in the opinion of the Superintendent, a bank holding company, one of its affiliates or any person with respect to a bank holding company is committing, or is about to commit, an act — or is pursuing or is about to pursue a course of conduct — that may directly or indirectly be prejudicial to the interest of depositors, policyholders or creditors of a federal financial institution that is affiliated with the bank holding company, the Superintendent may direct the bank holding company to

    • (a) cease or refrain from committing the act or pursuing the course of conduct;

    • (b) cause the affiliate or person to cease or refrain from committing the act or pursuing the course of conduct, to the extent that the bank holding company is able to do so;

    • (c) perform any act that in the opinion of the Superintendent is necessary to remedy the situation or to minimize the prejudice; or

    • (d) cause the affiliate or person to perform any act that in the opinion of the Superintendent is necessary to remedy the situation or to minimize the prejudice, to the extent that the bank holding company is able to do so.

  • Marginal note:Directions — policies and procedures

    (1.1) If, in the opinion of the Superintendent, a bank holding company does not have adequate policies and procedures to protect itself against threats to its integrity or security, the Superintendent may direct the bank holding company to take any measures that in the opinion of the Superintendent are necessary to remedy the situation.

  • Marginal note:Opportunity for representations

    (2) Subject to subsection (4), no direction shall be issued under subsection (1) or (1.1) unless the bank holding company is provided with a reasonable opportunity to make representations in respect of the matter.

  • Marginal note:Temporary direction

    (3) If, in the opinion of the Superintendent, the length of time required for representations to be made might be prejudicial to the public interest, the Superintendent may make a temporary direction with respect to the matters referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) or subsection (1.1) having effect for a period of not more than 15 days.

  • Marginal note:Continued effect

    (4) A temporary direction made under subsection (3) continues to have effect after the expiration of the fifteen day period referred to in that subsection if no representations are made to the Superintendent within that period or, if representations have been made, the Superintendent notifies the bank holding company that the Superintendent is not satisfied that there are sufficient grounds for revoking the direction.

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 183
  • 2023, c. 26, s. 572

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