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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXVIII
BANKS AND BANKING
Chapter 658
BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES
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F.S. 658.20
658.20 Investigation by office.
(1) Upon the filing of an application, the office shall make an investigation of:
(a) The character, reputation, financial standing, business experience, and business qualifications of the proposed officers and directors.
(b) The need for bank or trust facilities or additional bank or trust facilities, as the case may be, in the primary service area where the proposed bank or trust company is to be located or the need for the target market that the bank or trust company intends to engage with in business.
(c) The ability of the primary service area or target market to support the proposed bank or trust company and all other existing bank or trust facilities that serve the same primary service area or target market.
(2) The office is authorized to obtain criminal record information from the National Crime Information Center or from the Department of Law Enforcement as a part of its investigation pursuant to this section.
History.s. 2, ch. 28016, 1953; ss. 12, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 73-119; s. 3, ch. 76-168; s. 1, ch. 77-457; ss. 10, 151, 152, ch. 80-260; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 21, 50, 51, ch. 84-216; ss. 27, 58, ch. 85-82; s. 1, ch. 91-307; ss. 1, 105, ch. 92-303; s. 1764, ch. 2003-261; s. 21, ch. 2011-194; s. 10, ch. 2022-178.
Note.Former s. 659.03.