Part 1 General Provisions — Definitions § 32-1-101 – § 32-1-115
Part 2 Functions of State Banking Board and Department of Administration § 32-1-201 – § 32-1-236
Part 3 Formation and Reorganization § 32-1-301 – § 32-1-384
Part 4 Operation and Regulation § 32-1-401 – § 32-1-495
Part 5 Dissolution, Closing, and Liquidation § 32-1-501 – § 32-1-565
Part 6 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation § 32-1-601 – § 32-1-606
Part 7 Uniform Common Trust Act § 32-1-701 – § 32-1-708
Part 8 Subsidiary Trust Companies § 32-1-801 – § 32-1-808
Part 9 Removal of Directors or Officers of Financial Institutions § 32-1-901 – § 32-1-921
Part 10 Fiduciary Foreign Trust Companies § 32-1-1001 – § 32-1-1007
Part 15 Financial Institutions — Preventing Financial Exploitation § 32-1-1501 – § 32-1-1504

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 32 > Chapter 1 - Banks and Trust Companies

  • Acquire: means :

    (a) the direct or indirect purchase or exchange of stock;

    (b) the direct or indirect purchase of assets and liabilities; or

    (c) a merger. See Montana Code 32-1-109

  • Acquiring party: means the person acquiring control of a bank through the purchase of stock. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Affiliate: has the meaning given in 12 U. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • bank: as used in this chapter means any corporation that has been incorporated to conduct the business of receiving money on deposit or transacting a trust or investment business, as defined in this chapter. See Montana Code 32-1-102
  • Bank holding company: means a bank holding company or a financial holding company registered under the federal Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, regardless of where the entity is located or has its headquarters. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • banking institution: as used in this part shall be construed to mean any bank, trust company, bank and trust company, stock savings bank, or mutual savings bank, which is now or may hereafter be organized under the laws of this state. See Montana Code 32-1-601
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means the state banking board provided for in 2-15-1025. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Branch: means :

    (a) in the case of a bank, a banking house, other than the main banking house, maintained and operated by a bank doing business in the state and at which deposits are received, checks are paid, or money is lent. See Montana Code 32-1-109

  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Control: means :

    (a) ownership of, authority over, or power to vote, directly or indirectly, 25% or more of any class of voting security;

    (b) authority in any manner over the election of a majority of directors; or

    (c) power to exercise, directly or indirectly, a controlling influence over management and policies. See Montana Code 32-1-109

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Demand deposits: means all deposits, the payment of which can legally be required when demanded. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Department: means the department of administration provided for in Title 2, chapter 15, part 10. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Depository institution: means a bank or savings association organized under the laws of a state or the United States. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: means the division of banking and financial institutions of the department. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Doing business in this state: means located in this state or having a physical branch bank location in this state. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiduciary capacity: means a capacity resulting from a bank undertaking to act alone or jointly with others primarily for the benefit of another in all matters connected with its undertaking and includes the capacities of trustee (including trustee of a common trust fund), executor, administrator, personal representative, registrar, or transfer agent with respect to stocks, bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness of any corporation, association, municipality, state or public authority, guardian of estates, receiver, conservator, escrow agent, agent for the investment of money, attorney-in-fact, and any other similar capacity. See Montana Code 32-1-802
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Headquarters: means the state in which the activities of a bank holding company or a company controlling the bank holding company are principally conducted within the meaning of the federal Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Knowingly: means only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or omission within the provisions of this code. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan production office: means a staffed facility, other than a branch, that provides lending-related services to the public, including loan information and applications. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Located in this state: means :

    (a) in the case of a bank, that the bank is either organized under the laws of this state or is a federally chartered bank whose organizational certificate identifies an address in this state as the principal place at which the business of the federally chartered bank is conducted; and

    (b) in the case of a bank holding company, that the entity, partnership, or trust is organized under the laws of this state. See Montana Code 32-1-109

  • Main banking house: means the designated principal place of business of a bank. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town. See Montana Code 7-2-4704
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Net earnings: means the excess of the gross earnings of a bank over expenses and losses chargeable against those earnings during any 1 year. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a corporation or other entity as well as a natural person. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Personal property: means money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Principal shareholder: means a person who directly or indirectly owns or controls, individually or through others, more than 10% of any class of voting stock. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • profit and loss: means that account carried on the books of the bank into which all earnings accounts and recoveries are closed, thus exhibiting "gross earnings" and against which all loss and other disbursement items are charged, revealing "net earnings" which are then properly closed to "undivided profits accounts" or "undivided profits" out of which dividends are paid and reserves set aside. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Regional banking organization: means a bank organized in this state that is owned by an entity with consolidated total assets between $10 billion and $50 billion and that has subsidiaries operating in one or more states but not nationwide. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Savings association: means a savings association or savings bank organized under the laws of the United States or a building and loan association, savings and loan association, or similar entity organized under the laws of a state. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Service provider: means an individual or person that provides one or more of the following services to a depository institution:

    (i) data processing services;

    (ii) activities supporting financial services, including but not limited to lending, funds transfer, fiduciary activities, trading activities, and deposit taking;

    (iii) internet-related services, including but not limited to web services and electronic bill payments, mobile applications, system and software development and maintenance, and security monitoring; and

    (iv) activities related to the business of banking. See Montana Code 32-1-109

  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Several: means two or more. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subsidiary: means a company 25% or more of whose voting shares or equity interests are owned and controlled by a bank. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Subsidiary trust company: means any corporation which is incorporated under the banking laws of this state and any national banking association having its main office in this state, more than 50% of the voting stock of which is owned by an owning bank holding company and which has as its purposes any one or more of the purposes described in 32-1-107, except that a subsidiary trust company may not be empowered to accept deposits or otherwise to conduct commercial banking business. See Montana Code 32-1-802
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Surplus: means a fund paid in or created under this chapter by a bank from its net earnings or undivided profits that, when set apart and designated as surplus, is not available for the payment of dividends and cannot be used for the payment of expenses or losses so long as the bank has undivided profits. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Time deposits: means all deposits, the payment of which cannot legally be required within 7 days. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Undivided profits: means the credit balance of the profit and loss account of a bank. See Montana Code 32-1-109
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Montana Code 1-1-201
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • Willfully: when applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, means a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. See Montana Code 1-1-204
  • Writing: includes printing. See Montana Code 1-1-203