Alaska Statutes.
Title 6. Banks and Financial Institutions
Chapter 5. Alaska Banking Code
Section 205. Loans and Extensions of Credit.
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AS 06.05.205. Loans and Extensions of Credit.

(a) The total loans and extensions of credit by a state bank to a person outstanding at one time and not fully secured, as determined in a manner consistent with (b) of this section, by collateral having a market value at least equal to the amount of the loan or extension of credit may not exceed 15 percent of the unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus of the state bank.

(b) The total loans and extensions of credit by a state bank to a person outstanding at one time and fully secured by readily marketable collateral having a market value, as determined by reliable and continuously available price quotations, at least equal to the amount of the money outstanding, may not exceed 10 percent of the unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus of the state bank. The limitation in this subsection is separate from and in addition to the limitation contained in (a) of this section.

(c) The limitations contained in (a) and (b) of this section are subject to the following exceptions:

(1) loans or extensions of credit arising from the discount of commercial or business paper evidencing an obligation to the person negotiating it with recourse are not subject to a limitation based on unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus;

(2) the purchase of bankers' acceptances described in AS 06.05.275 and issued by other banks are not subject to a limitation based on unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus;

(3) loans or extensions of credit secured by bills of lading, warehouse receipts, or similar documents transferring or securing title to readily marketable staples are subject to a limitation of 35 percent of unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus in addition to the general limitations if the market value of the staples securing each additional loan or extension of credit at all times equals or exceeds 115 percent of the outstanding amount of the loan or extension of credit; in order to be considered under this paragraph, the staples must be fully covered by insurance whenever it is customary to insure those staples;

(4) loans or extensions of credit secured by bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness, or treasury bills of the United States or by other such obligations fully guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States are not subject to a limitation based on unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus;

(5) loans or extensions of credit to, or secured by unconditional takeout commitments or guarantees of, any department, agency, bureau, board, commission, or establishment of the United States or a corporation wholly owned directly or indirectly by the United States are not subject to a limitation based on unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus;

(6) loans or extensions of credit secured by a segregated deposit account in the lending state bank are not subject to a limitation based on unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus;

(7) loans or extensions of credit to a bank or to a receiver, conservator, superintendent of banks, or other agent in charge of the business and property of that bank, if approved by the department, are not subject to a limitation based on unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus;

(8) loans or extensions of credit arising from the discount of negotiable or non-negotiable installment consumer paper that carries a full recourse endorsement or unconditional guarantee by the person transferring the paper are subject under this section to a maximum limitation equal to 25 percent of unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus, notwithstanding the collateral requirements set out in (b) of this section; however, if the state bank's files or the knowledge of its officers of the financial condition of each maker of that consumer paper is reasonably adequate, and an officer of the state bank designated for that purpose by the board of directors of the state bank certifies in writing that the state bank is relying primarily upon the responsibility of each maker for payment of the loans or extensions of credit and not upon any full or partial recourse endorsement or guarantee by the transferor, the limitations of (a) and (b) of this section as to the loans or extensions of credit of each such maker are the sole applicable loan limitations;

(9) loans or extensions of credit secured by shipping documents or instruments transferring or securing title covering livestock or giving a lien on livestock when the market value of the livestock securing the obligation is not at any time less than 115 percent of the face amount of the note covered are subject under this section, notwithstanding the collateral requirements set out in (b) of this section, to a maximum limitation equal to 25 percent of unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus;

(10) loans or extensions of credit, arising from the discount by dealers in dairy cattle of paper given in payment for dairy cattle and carrying a full recourse endorsement or unconditional guarantee of the seller, that are secured by the cattle being sold are subject under this section, notwithstanding the collateral requirements set out in (b) of this section, to a maximum limitation equal to 25 percent of unimpaired capital and unimpaired surplus.

(d) Except with the written prior approval of the department for an acquisition or merger with another financial institution, or except with the written prior approval of the department in order to prevent loss upon an indebtedness previously contracted in good faith, a state bank may not

(1) accept as security for a loan the capital stock of the state bank;

(2) accept as security for a loan the capital stock of the state bank's parent holding companies, unless the stock of the holding companies is publicly traded on a nationally recognized exchange; or

(3) loan money that is to be used to purchase the capital stock of the state bank or a parent holding company of the state bank.

(e) The department may adopt regulations to administer and carry out the purposes of this section, including, notwithstanding any contrary provision of this section, regulations to define or further define terms used in this section in order to establish limits or requirements other than those specified in this section for particular classes or categories of loans or extensions of credit.

(f) For purposes of this section, the department may determine when a loan putatively made to a person shall be attributed to another person.

(g) In this section, "person" means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, association, trust, estate, business trust, corporation, or any similar entity or organization.

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