412:9-400 Special powers of a depository financial services loan company. In addition to the powers granted in parts II and III of this article, depository financial services loan companies, but not nondepository financial services loan companies, shall have the right, power, and privilege to:

(1) Solicit, accept, and hold deposits from any person, whether or not a resident of or domiciled in this State, and issue documents evidencing the accounts; provided that a depository financial services loan company shall not solicit, accept, or hold demand deposits or authorize a depositor to make transfers by check, draft, debit card, negotiable order of withdrawal, or similar order, payable to third parties;

(2) Sell fixed rate annuities and collect premiums and fees for the sale or referral of those fixed rate annuities, if the written approval of the commissioner is first obtained. The depository financial services loan company shall comply with all applicable requirements of chapter 431. Sales shall be made by a producer licensed pursuant to chapter 431. In approving any request to sell or refer fixed rate annuities pursuant to this paragraph, the commissioner may impose conditions and restrictions that are in the public interest; and

(3) Offer gifts, premiums, other considerations, or promotional items to solicit deposits. Premiums may be offered in lieu of all or part of the interest on deposits. [L 1993, c 350, pt of 1; am L 1996, c 9, 2; am L 2003, c 212, 13]


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