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Code of Virginia
Title 6.2. Financial Institutions and Services
Chapter 13. Credit Unions
6/28/2022

§ 6.2-1321. Certificate of authority.

A. Before it begins to do any business, an organizing credit union shall apply for and obtain from the Commission a certificate of authority. An application, accompanied by a fee of $300, shall be made on a form prescribed by the Commission. The Commission shall issue such a certificate if it finds that:

1. The credit union has been formed for no purpose other than the conduct of a legitimate credit union business;

2. The moral fitness, financial responsibility, and other qualifications of the proposed officers and directors are such as to command the confidence of the members;

3. The field of membership of the proposed credit union complies with § 6.2-1327, and all other applicable provisions of law have been complied with;

4. Share accounts in the credit union will be insured by an approved insuring organization; and

5. Establishment of the proposed credit union is economically advisable. In reaching a decision on whether the establishment of a credit union is economically advisable, the Commission shall give consideration to 12 C.F.R. § 701.1, which incorporates the National Credit Union Administration's Interpretive Ruling and Policy Statement 99-1 as it pertains to economic advisability.

B. The Commission may issue a certificate on condition that the credit union shall not begin to do business until it is actually issued insurance of accounts by an approved insuring organization.

C. A credit union that is not actually issued insurance of accounts by an approved insuring organization shall not receive funds or sell any shares.

Code 1950, § 6-205; 1952, c. 22; 1966, c. 584, § 6.1-197; 1968, c. 560; 1974, c. 115; 1978, c. 683; 1990, c. 373, § 6.1-225.14; 1999, c. 63; 2010, c. 794.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.