BANKS AND BANKING
IDAHO INTERSTATE BANKING ACT
26-2607. Acquisition of failing institution. (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the laws of this state to the contrary, if the director determines, in his discretion, that an Idaho financial institution is in danger of failing, or takes possession of a failing Idaho financial institution pursuant to the provisions of title 26, Idaho Code, and if the director deems it to be in the public interest and necessary to protect depositors, creditors and other customers of that financial institution, the director may solicit offers from, and authorize or require the acquisition of such failing Idaho financial institution by a financial institution or financial institution holding company organized and operated under the laws of any state or the United States. Acquisition may be through merger, consolidation, purchase of all or substantially all of the assets and assumption of liabilities, or purchase of all or a controlling part of the shares of the acquired institution.
(2) The director may not, under this section, accept any offers from, or authorize or require any acquisition by a financial institution holding company as described in subsection (1) of this section, unless he finds that:
(a) The subsidiaries of the financial institution holding company have demonstrated an acceptable record of meeting the credit needs of the communities it serves; and
(b) The financial institution holding company and its subsidiaries have a record of sound performance, capital adequacy, financial capacity and efficient management such that the acquisition would not jeopardize the financial stability of the acquired institution and would not be detrimental to the interests of depositors, creditors, or other customers of the acquired institution or the public interest.
(3) To protect the interest of depositors, creditors and other customers of a failing Idaho financial institution, the director may waive any of the procedures set forth in section 26-2606, Idaho Code, or in any rule of the department if he deems it necessary to implement the purposes of this section.
[26-2607, added 1985, ch. 185, sec. 1, p. 479; am. 1987, ch. 294, sec. 3, p. 628; am. 1995, ch. 99, sec. 18, p. 321.]