(A) Except as otherwise provided in this section and in section 1151.60 of the Revised Code, only a domestic association may establish and maintain a branch in this state.
(B) A foreign federal association may establish a branch as permitted by federal law.
(1) A foreign savings association may, upon receiving the approval of the superintendent of financial institutions, establish a branch in this state by creating a new branch or by agreeing to assume all or substantially all of the deposit liabilities of an existing branch of a bank, savings bank, domestic association, foreign savings association, foreign federal association, or savings and loan association, which branch is located in this state. The superintendent shall not grant approval unless both of the following conditions are met:
(a) The foreign savings association provides evidence to the superintendent that its accounts are insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation.
(b) The superintendent determines, in the superintendent's discretion, that the laws of the state in which the foreign savings association has its home office, which laws are in effect at the time the association is seeking approval under this section, permit a savings and loan association organized under this chapter to establish a new branch or assume all or substantially all of the deposit liabilities of an existing branch of a bank, savings bank, domestic association, foreign savings association, foreign federal association, or savings and loan association, as the case may be, in that other state on terms that are, on the whole, substantially no more restrictive than those established under this section.
(2) If a foreign savings association that maintains a branch in this state withdraws from the federal deposit insurance corporation, its authority to maintain a branch in this state is terminated.
(3) A foreign savings association that seeks to establish additional branches in this state or to relocate branches in this state is subject to divisions (C)(1) and (2) of this section and section 1151.05 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 05-21-1997