(A) Except as otherwise provided in this section and section 1161.76 of the Revised Code, only a savings bank may establish and maintain a branch in this state.
(1) A foreign savings bank 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, foreign savings bank, 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 bank 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 bank has its home office, which laws are in effect at the time the foreign savings bank is seeking approval under this section, permit a savings bank 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, foreign savings bank, 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 bank that maintains a branch in this state withdraws from the federal deposit insurance corporation, its authority to maintainan branch in this state is terminated.
(3) A foreign savings bank that seeks to establish additional branches in this state or to relocate branches is subject to divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section and section 1161.05 of the Revised Code, unless otherwise provided by federal law.
Effective Date: 05-21-1997