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Title XXXVIII
BANKS AND BANKING
Chapter 663
INTERNATIONAL BANKING
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F.S. 663.07
663.07 Asset maintenance or capital equivalency.
(1) Each international bank agency and international branch shall:
(a) Maintain with one or more banks in this state, in such amounts as the office specifies, evidence of dollar deposits or investment securities of the type that may be held by a state bank for its own account pursuant to s. 658.67. The aggregate amount of dollar deposits and investment securities for an international bank agency or international branch shall, at a minimum, equal the greater of:
1. Four million dollars; or
2. Seven percent of the total liabilities of the international bank agency or international branch excluding accrued expenses and amounts due and other liabilities to affiliated branches, offices, agencies, or entities; or
(b) Maintain other appropriate reserves, taking into consideration the nature of the business being conducted by the international bank agency or international branch.

The commission shall prescribe, by rule, the deposit, safekeeping, pledge, withdrawal, recordkeeping, and other arrangements for funds and securities maintained under this subsection. The deposits and securities used to satisfy the capital equivalency requirements of this subsection shall be held, to the extent feasible, in one or more state or national banks located in this state or in a federal reserve bank.

(2) If on the last business day of any month, the monthly average capital equivalency ratio is less than 7 percent, the international bank agency or international branch shall increase its deposits or investment securities with a depository bank within 7 days of the end of the month in which the deficiency occurred.
(3) In lieu of the requirements of subsection (1), the commission may, by rule, permit an international bank agency or international branch to hold, in this state, assets which bear such relationships as the commission by rule prescribes to the aggregate liabilities of the international bank agency or international branch payable in this state or resulting from its operations. The amount of such assets shall be equal to at least $4 million or 107 percent of the amount of such liabilities, whichever is greater; however, the office by order may reduce the required amount of assets to not less than 100 percent of the amount of such liabilities. When issuing any such order, the office shall take into account the objective of maintaining a sound banking system in this state. The assets shall be maintained as cash on hand; as deposits or placements with other banks, including the total amount of any reserves deposited at a federal reserve bank; as cash items in process of collection; as earning assets such as federal funds sold, bonds, notes, debentures, drafts, bills of exchange, acceptances, loan participation certificates, or other evidences of indebtedness payable in the United States or in United States funds or in funds freely convertible into United States funds; in such other form as the commission specifies by rule; or in any combination of the foregoing.
(4) If on the last business day of any month, the monthly average asset maintenance ratio is less than 107 percent, the international bank agency or international branch shall correct the deficiency by accumulating within the first 7 business days of the end of the month sufficient eligible assets to increase the average eligible assets to 107 percent of the average liabilities requiring cover.
(5) The term “assets” as used in this section excludes accrued income and amounts due from other offices or branches of, and wholly owned, except for a nominal number of directors’ shares, subsidiaries of the international banking corporation in question. The term “liabilities” as used in this section excludes accrued expenses and amounts due and other liabilities to branches, offices, agencies, and wholly owned, except for a nominal number of directors’ shares, subsidiaries of the international banking corporation in question, and such other liabilities as the commission specifies by rule. International banking facility deposits, borrowings, and extensions of credit are excluded from the total liabilities and total assets of an international bank agency or international branch unless the office determines that inclusion of international banking facility deposits, borrowings, and extensions of credit is necessary to ensure the maintenance of a sound financial condition, protect depositors, creditors, and the public interest, and maintain public confidence in the business of the international bank agency or international branch.
(6) For the purposes of this section, the office shall value marketable securities at book value; shall have the right to determine the value of any nonmarketable bond, note, debenture, draft, bill of exchange, or other evidence of indebtedness or of any other obligation held by or owed to the international banking corporation in this state; and, in determining the amount of assets for the purpose of computing the above ratio of assets to liabilities, shall have the power to exclude any particular assets.
(7) Notwithstanding the limitations of s. 658.67, the commission may by rule authorize, and may specify conditions and limits on, the use of securities issued by foreign governments or government-sponsored entities, or by an international banking corporation for the purpose of satisfying the capital equivalency or asset maintenance requirements of this section. However, any such securities shall be payable in funds freely convertible into United States funds, and the amount of such securities deposited or held for the purposes of this section shall not exceed 25 percent of the required amount.
(8) Regardless of whether an international bank agency or international branch complies with the requirements of this section pursuant to subsection (1) or subsection (3), if, by reason of the existence, or the potential occurrence, of unusual or extraordinary circumstances, the office finds it necessary or desirable for maintaining a sound financial condition, protecting creditors and the public interest, and maintaining public confidence in the business of the international bank agency or international branch it may by order require such international bank agency or international branch to deposit cash or eligible securities with a bank or trust company located in this state, or to hold in this state assets acceptable to the office in an aggregate amount that bears such relationship as the office prescribes to the aggregate liabilities of the international bank agency or international branch.
(9) Each international bank agency shall file such reports with the office as the commission, by rule, requires to determine compliance with the provisions of this section.
History.s. 1, ch. 77-157; s. 1, ch. 79-145; s. 257, ch. 79-400; ss. 88, 151, 152, ch. 80-260; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 25, 46, ch. 82-214; s. 7, ch. 83-129; s. 1, ch. 91-307; ss. 1, 163, ch. 92-303; s. 3, ch. 97-109; s. 1823, ch. 2003-261.
Note.Former s. 659.67(7).