BANKS AND BANKING
LIMITATIONS ON LOANS, INVESTMENTS, AND PRACTICES
26-701. Investment of funds — Certain loans prohibited. No bank shall employ its moneys, directly or indirectly, in trade or commerce, by buying and selling goods, chattels, wares and merchandise, except to the extent national banks are so authorized if approved by the director. A bank may hold and sell all kinds of property which may come into its possession as collateral security for loans, or any ordinary collection of debts, as prescribed by law. Any goods, chattels, wares or merchandise coming into the possession of any bank as collateral security or as a result of collection of debts shall be disposed of as soon as possible and shall not be considered as a part of the bank’s assets after the expiration of two (2) years from the date of acquirement. The words "goods and chattels" as used in this section shall not be construed to include bonds and securities.
[26-701, added 1979, ch. 41, sec. 2, p. 87; am. 1993, ch. 53, sec. 3, p. 141.]