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e-CFR data is current as of December 10, 2019

Title 12Chapter I → Part 157


Title 12: Banks and Banking


PART 157—DEPOSITS


Contents
§157.1   What does this part do?
§157.10   What authorities govern the issuance of deposit accounts by Federal savings associations?
§157.11   To what extent does Federal law preempt deposit-related state laws?
§§157.12-157.13   [Reserved]
§157.14   What interest rate may I pay on accounts?
§157.15   Who owns a deposit account?
§157.20   What records should I maintain on deposit activities?

Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1462a, 1463, 1464, 5412(b)(2)(B).

Source: 76 FR 49025, Aug. 9, 2011, unless otherwise noted.

§157.1   What does this part do?

This part applies to the deposit activities of Federal savings associations.

§157.10   What authorities govern the issuance of deposit accounts by Federal savings associations?

A Federal savings association (“you”) may raise funds through accounts and may issue evidence of accounts under section 5(b)(1) of the HOLA (12 U.S.C. 1464(b)(1)), your charter, and this part. Additionally, 12 CFR parts 204 and 230 apply to your deposit activities.

§157.11   To what extent does Federal law preempt deposit-related state laws?

State law applies to the deposit activities of Federal savings associations and their subsidiaries to the same extent and in the same manner that those laws apply to national banks and their subsidiaries.

§§157.12-157.13   [Reserved]

§157.14   What interest rate may I pay on accounts?

(a) You may pay interest at any rate or anticipated rate of return on accounts, either in deposit or in share form, as provided in your charter and the account's terms.

(b) You may pay fixed or variable rates. If you pay a variable rate, you must base it on a schedule, index, or formula that you specify in the account's terms.

§157.15   Who owns a deposit account?

You may treat the holder of record as the account owner, even if you receive contrary notice, until you transfer the account on your records.

§157.20   What records should I maintain on deposit activities?

You should establish and maintain deposit documentation practices and records that demonstrate that you appropriately administer and monitor deposit-related activities. Your records should adequately evidence ownership, balances, and all transactions involving each account. You may maintain records on deposit activities in any format that is consistent with standard business practices.

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