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222.0405(2) (2)Equity securities. Except as provided in subs. (3) to (8), a universal bank may purchase, sell, underwrite, and hold equity securities, consistent with safe and sound banking practices, up to 20% of the universal bank's capital or, if approved by the division in writing, a greater percentage of the universal bank's capital.
222.0405(3) (3)Housing activities. With the prior written consent of the division, a universal bank may invest in the initial purchase and development, or the purchase or commitment to purchase after completion, of home sites and housing for sale or rental, including projects for the reconstruction, rehabilitation, or rebuilding of residential properties to meet the minimum standards of health and occupancy prescribed for a local governmental unit, the provision of accommodations for retail stores, shops, and other community services that are reasonably incident to that housing, or the stock of a corporation that owns one or more of those projects and that is wholly owned by one or more financial institutions. The total investment in any one project may not exceed 15% of the universal bank's capital, nor may the aggregate investment under this subsection exceed 50% of the universal bank's capital. A universal bank may not make an investment under this subsection unless it is in compliance with the capital requirements set by the division under s. 222.0305 (1) and with the capital maintenance requirements of its deposit insurance corporation.
222.0405(4) (4)Profit-participation projects. A universal bank may take equity positions in profit-participation projects, including projects funded through loans from the universal bank, in an aggregate amount not to exceed 20% of the universal bank's capital. The division may suspend the investment authority under this subsection. If the division suspends the investment authority under this subsection, the division may specify how outstanding investments under this subsection shall be treated by the universal bank or its subsidiary. Among the factors that the division may consider in suspending authority under this subsection are the universal bank's capital adequacy, asset quality, earnings quantity, earnings quality, adequacy of liquidity, sensitivity to market risk, and the ability of the universal bank's management. This subsection does not authorize a universal bank, directly or indirectly through a subsidiary, to engage in the business of underwriting insurance.
222.0405(5) (5)Debt investments. A universal bank may invest in bonds, notes, obligations, and liabilities described under s. 222.0403 (3) to (7), subject to the limitations under those subsections.
222.0405(6) (6)Certain liabilities. This section does not limit investment in the liabilities described in s. 222.0403 (8).
222.0405(7) (7)Certain investments. A universal bank may invest without limitation in any of the following:
222.0405(7)(a) (a) Business development corporations. Stocks or obligations of a corporation organized for business development by this state or by the United States or by an agency of this state or the United States.
222.0405(7)(b) (b) Urban renewal investment corporations. Obligations of an urban renewal investment corporation organized under the laws of this state or of the United States.
222.0405(7)(c) (c) Certain bank insurance companies. An equity interest in an insurance company or an insurance holding company organized to provide insurance for universal banks and for persons affiliated with universal banks, solely to the extent that this ownership is a prerequisite to obtaining directors' and officers' insurance or blanket bond insurance for the universal bank through the company.
222.0405(7)(d) (d) Certain remote service unit corporations. Shares of stock, whether purchased or otherwise acquired, in a corporation acquiring, placing, and operating remote service units under s. 214.04 (21) or 215.13 (46) or bank communications terminals under s. 221.0303 (2).
222.0405(7)(e) (e) Service corporations. Equity or debt securities or instruments of a service corporation subsidiary of the universal bank.
222.0405(7)(f) (f) Federal funds. Advances of federal funds.
222.0405(7)(g) (g) Certain risk management financial products. With the prior written approval of the division, financial futures transactions, financial options transactions, forward commitments, or other financial products for the purpose of reducing, hedging, or otherwise managing its interest rate risk exposure.
222.0405(7)(h) (h) Certain fiduciaries. A subsidiary organized to exercise corporate fiduciary powers under ch. 112.
222.0405(7)(i) (i) Agricultural credit corporations. An agricultural credit corporation, except that if the universal bank owns less than 80% of the stock of the agricultural credit corporation, the universal bank may not invest more than 20% of the universal bank's capital in the agricultural credit corporation.
222.0405(7)(j) (j) Deposit accounts and insured obligations. Deposit accounts or insured obligations of any financial institution, the accounts of which are insured by a deposit insurance corporation.
222.0405(7)(k) (k) Certain federal obligations. Obligations of, or obligations that are fully guaranteed by, the United States and stocks or obligations of any federal reserve bank, federal home loan bank, the Student Loan Marketing Association, the Government National Mortgage Association, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
222.0405(7)(L) (L) Other investments. Any other investment authorized by the division.
222.0405(8) (8)Investments in other financial institutions. In addition to the authority granted under ss. 222.0307 and 222.0409, and subject to the limitations of sub. (2), a universal bank may invest in other financial institutions.
222.0405(9) (9)Investments through subsidiaries. A universal bank may make investments under this section, directly or indirectly through a subsidiary, unless the division determines that an investment shall be made through a subsidiary with appropriate safeguards to limit the risk exposure of the universal bank.
222.0405 History History: 2003 a. 63.
222.0407 222.0407 Universal bank purchase of its own stock.
222.0407(1)(1) In general. A universal bank may hold or purchase not more than 10% of its capital stock, notes, or debentures, except as provided in sub. (2) or (3).
222.0407(2) (2)Division approval. A universal bank may hold or purchase more than 10% of its capital stock, notes, or debentures, if approved by the division.
222.0407(3) (3)Additional authority. A universal bank may hold or purchase more than 10% of its capital stock, notes, or debentures if the purchase is necessary to prevent loss upon a debt previously contracted in good faith. Stock, notes, or debentures held or purchased under this subsection may not be held by the universal bank for more than 6 months if the stock, notes, or debentures can be sold for the amount of the claim of the universal bank against the holder of the debt previously contracted. The universal bank shall either sell the stock, notes, or debentures within 12 months of acquisition under this subsection or shall cancel the stock, notes, or debentures. Cancellation of the stock, notes, or debentures reduces the amount of the universal bank's capital stock, notes, or debentures. If the reduction reduces the universal bank's capital below the minimum level required by the division, the universal bank shall increase its capital to the amount required by the division.
222.0407(4) (4)Loans secured by capital, surplus, or deposits. A universal bank may not loan any part of its capital, surplus, or deposits on its own capital stock, notes, or debentures as collateral security, except that a universal bank may make a loan secured by its own capital stock, notes, or debentures to the same extent that the universal bank may make a loan secured by the capital stock, notes, and debentures of a holding company for the universal bank.
222.0407 History History: 2003 a. 63.
222.0409 222.0409 Stock in bank-owned banks. With the approval of the division, a universal bank may acquire and hold stock in one or more banks chartered under s. 221.1202 or national banks chartered under 12 USC 27 (b) or in one or more holding companies wholly owning such a bank. Aggregate investments under this section may not exceed 10% of the universal bank's capital.
222.0409 History History: 2003 a. 63.
222.0411 222.0411 General deposit powers.
222.0411(1) (1) In general. A universal bank may set eligibility requirements for, and establish the types and terms of, deposits that the universal bank solicits and accepts. The terms set under this subsection may include minimum and maximum amounts that the universal bank may accept and the frequency and computation method of paying interest.
222.0411(2) (2)Pledge of security for deposits. Subject to the limitations of s. 221.0324 that are applicable to banks, a universal bank may pledge its assets as security for deposits.
222.0411(3) (3)Securitization of assets. With the approval of the division, a universal bank may securitize its assets for sale to the public. The division may establish procedures governing the exercise of authority granted under this subsection.
222.0411(4) (4)Safe deposit powers. A universal bank may take and receive, from any individual or corporation for safekeeping and storage, gold and silver plate, jewelry, money, stocks, securities, and other valuables or personal property, and may rent out the use of safes or other receptacles upon its premises for such compensation as may be agreed upon. A universal bank has a lien for its charges on any property taken or received by it for safekeeping. If the lien is not paid within 2 years from the date the lien accrues, or if property is not called for by the person depositing the property, or by his or her representative or assignee, within 2 years from the date the lien accrues, the universal bank may sell the property at public auction. A universal bank shall provide the same notice for a sale under this subsection that is required by law for sales of personal property on execution. After retaining from the proceeds of the sale all of the liens and charges due the bank and the reasonable expenses of the sale, the universal bank shall pay the balance to the person depositing the property, or to his or her representative or assignee.
222.0411 History History: 2003 a. 63.
222.0413 222.0413 Necessary or convenient powers, reasonably related or incidental activities, and other approved activities.
222.0413(1)(1) Necessary or convenient powers. Unless otherwise prohibited or limited by this chapter, a universal bank may exercise all powers necessary or convenient to effect the purposes for which the universal bank is organized or to further the businesses in which the universal bank is lawfully engaged.
222.0413(2) (2)Reasonably related and incidental activities.
222.0413(2)(a)(a) Subject to any applicable state or federal regulatory or licensing requirements, a universal bank may engage, directly or indirectly through a subsidiary, in activities reasonably related or incident to the purposes of the universal bank. Activities reasonably related or incident to the purposes of the universal bank are those activities that are part of the business of financial institutions, or closely related to the business of financial institutions, or convenient and useful to the business of financial institutions, or reasonably related or incident to the operation of financial institutions, or financial in nature. Activities that are reasonably related or incident to the purposes of a universal bank include the following:
222.0413(2)(a)1. 1. Business and professional services.
222.0413(2)(a)2. 2. Data processing.
222.0413(2)(a)3. 3. Courier and messenger services.
222.0413(2)(a)4. 4. Credit-related activities.
222.0413(2)(a)5. 5. Consumer services.
222.0413(2)(a)6. 6. Real estate-related services, including real estate brokerage services.
222.0413(2)(a)7. 7. Insurance and related services, other than insurance underwriting.
222.0413(2)(a)8. 8. Securities brokerage.
222.0413(2)(a)9. 9. Investment advice.
222.0413(2)(a)10. 10. Securities and bond underwriting.
222.0413(2)(a)11. 11. Mutual fund activities.
222.0413(2)(a)12. 12. Financial consulting.
222.0413(2)(a)13. 13. Tax planning and preparation.
222.0413(2)(a)14. 14. Community development and charitable activities.
222.0413(2)(a)15. 15. Debt cancellation contracts.
222.0413(2)(a)16. 16. Any activities that are reasonably related or incident to activities under subds. 1. to 15., as determined by the division.
222.0413(2)(b) (b) An activity that is authorized by statute or regulation for financial institutions to engage in as of February 1, 2004, is an activity that is reasonably related or incident to the purposes of a universal bank. An activity permitted under the Bank Holding Company Act is an activity that is reasonably related or incident to the purposes of a universal bank. The division may expand the list of activities under par. (a) 1. to 15. that are reasonably related or incident to the purposes of a universal bank. Any activity approved by the division under this paragraph shall be authorized for all universal banks.
222.0413(3) (3)Notice requirement. A universal bank shall give 60 days' prior written notice to the division of the universal bank's intention to engage in an activity under this section.
222.0413(4) (4)Standards for denial. The division may deny the authority of a universal bank to engage in an activity under this section, other than those activities described in sub. (2) (a) 1. to 15., if the division determines that the activity is not an activity reasonably related or incident to the purposes of a universal bank. The division may deny the authority of a universal bank to engage in an activity under this section if the division determines that the universal bank is not well-capitalized, that the universal bank is the subject of an enforcement action, or that the universal bank does not have satisfactory management expertise for the proposed activity.
222.0413(5) (5)Insurance intermediation. A universal bank, or an officer or salaried employee of a universal bank, may obtain a license as an insurance intermediary, if otherwise qualified. A universal bank may not, directly or indirectly through a subsidiary, engage in the business of underwriting insurance.
222.0413(6) (6)Other activities approved by the division. A universal bank may engage in any other activity that is approved by rule of the division.
222.0413(7) (7)Activities provided through a subsidiary. A universal bank may engage in an activity under this section, directly or indirectly through a subsidiary, unless the division determines that the activity must be conducted through a subsidiary with appropriate safeguards to limit the risk exposure of the universal bank.
222.0413(8) (8)Limitations on investments through subsidiaries. The amount of the investment in any one subsidiary that engages in an activity under this section may not exceed 20% of a universal bank's capital or, if approved by the division, a higher percentage. The aggregate investment in all subsidiaries that engage in an activity under this section may not exceed 50% of a universal bank's capital or, if approved by the division, a higher percentage.
222.0413(9) (9)Ownership of subsidiaries. A subsidiary that engages in an activity under this section may be owned jointly, with one or more other financial institutions, individuals, or entities.
222.0413 History History: 2003 a. 63.
222.0415 222.0415 Trust powers. Subject to rules of the division, a universal bank may exercise trust powers in accordance with s. 221.0316.
222.0415 History History: 2003 a. 63.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)