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Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

Version of section 25 from 2009-09-18 to 2017-12-11:

Marginal note:Trust account

  •  (1) When acting under the authority of this Act, a trustee shall, without delay, deposit in a bank all funds received for an estate in a separate trust account for each estate.

  • Marginal note:Other deposit-taking institutions must be insured

    (1.1) The trustee may deposit the funds in a deposit-taking institution, other than a bank as defined in section 2, only if deposits held by that institution are insured or guaranteed under a provincial or federal enactment that provides depositors with protection against the loss of funds on deposit with that institution.

  • Marginal note:Foreign funds

    (1.2) If the funds are situated in a country other than Canada, the trustee may, if authorized by the Superintendent, deposit them in a financial institution in that country that is similar to a bank.

  • Marginal note:Permission needed for certain acts

    (1.3) The trustee shall not withdraw any funds from the trust account of an estate without the permission in writing of the inspectors or, on application, the court, except for the payment of dividends and charges incidental to the administration of the estate.

  • Marginal note:Payment by cheque

    (2) All payments made by a trustee under subsection (1) shall be made by cheque drawn on the estate account or in such manner as is specified in directives of the Superintendent.

  • Marginal note:Not in private account

    (3) The trustee shall not deposit any funds received by the trustee when acting under the authority of this Act in any banking account kept by the trustee for the trustee’s personal use.

  • R.S., 1985, c. B-3, s. 25
  • 1992, c. 27, s. 10
  • 1997, c. 12, s. 19
  • 2005, c. 47, s. 20

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