[§412:4-113]  Savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest.  (a)  Any financial institution that is a depository institution may conduct a savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest if the depository institution:

     (1)  Conducts the savings promotion contest in a manner that ensures that each entry has a chance of winning the designated prize based on the number of entries;

     (2)  Requires the deposit of a minimum specified amount of money in a savings account or other savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest program to qualify for a chance to win the designated prizes;

     (3)  Offers an interest rate that is commensurate with the interest rate that the depository institution offers on comparable savings accounts or savings promotion or prize-linked savings programs that are not subject to a savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest;

     (4)  Fully discloses the terms and conditions of the savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest to each of its account holders; and

     (5)  Maintains records sufficient to facilitate an audit of the savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest.

     (b)  Deposits made by a consumer into a savings account or other savings program shall remain under the ownership of the consumer.

     (c)  A financial institution that offers a savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest shall comply with the requirements of the American Savings Promotion Act, Public Law 113-251, and the regulations promulgated by the federal prudential regulators of the financial institutions applicable to the savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest program.

     (d)  For the purposes of this section, "financial institution" shall have the same meaning as in section 412:1‑109. [L 2019, c 253, §2]

 

Cross References

 

  Savings promotion or prize-linked savings contest not gambling, see §712-1232.

 

 

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