For the purposes of this article and any other law of this state prohibiting, limiting, or regulating the doing of business or the selling, taking, or solicitation of savings accounts in this state by foreign savings associations or foreign corporations, any federally insured foreign savings association subject to state or federal supervision, which by law is subject to periodic examination by that supervisory authority and to a requirement of periodic audit, and any broker-dealer registered in accordance with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Corporate Securities Law of 1968, and any partner, officer, director, branch manager, or person performing similar functions, and employees of that broker-dealer, shall not be considered to be doing business or selling, taking, or soliciting savings accounts in this state by reason of engaging in the following:
(a) (1) Any of the activities specified in subdivision (d) of § 191 of the Corporations Code, or (2) the advertising or solicitation of savings accounts in this state by a federally insured foreign savings association through the media of the mail, radio, television, magazines, newspapers, or any other media that are published or circulated within this state, except through or as a result of telemarketing, provided that the advertising or solicitation as a whole is accurate and does not create a misleading impression even though statements considered separately are literally accurate. A federally insured foreign savings association shall not sell, take or solicit savings accounts through telemarketing by use of the telephone or telephone transceiving equipment, or through the use of an automatic dial-announcing device as defined in § 2871 of the Public Utilities Code.
Terms Used In California Financial Code 10005
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Person: includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, limited liability company, syndicate, estate, trust, business trust, or organization of any kind. See California Financial Code 18
(b) The offering by a registered broker-dealer of, or the placement by a registered broker-dealer of a customer’s funds into, a savings account at a federally insured foreign savings association chartered under the laws of a state in which broker-dealers make available savings accounts of associations chartered under the laws of this state, provided that (1) any advertising, offering material, or solicitation as a whole is accurate and does not create a misleading impression even though statements considered separately are literally accurate and (2) the savings accounts of the federally insured foreign savings association are rated “investment grade” by either Standard & Poor’s Corporation or Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. based upon the foreign savings association’s ability to repay the savings accounts independent of federal deposit insurance benefits.
(Amended (as amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1206, Sec. 3) by Stats. 1993, Ch. 469, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 1994.)