Bank Act (S.C. 1991, c. 46)

Act current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2014-03-29. Previous Versions

Marginal note:When approval not required — federal credit union
  •  (1) Despite sections 373 and 379, the approval of the Minister is not required in respect of a federal credit union if a person with a significant interest in a class of shares, or in membership shares, of the federal credit union, or an entity controlled by a person with a significant interest in a class of shares, or in membership shares, of the federal credit union, purchases or otherwise acquires shares of that class, or membership shares, or acquires control of any entity that holds any share of that class, or any membership share, and the number of shares of that class, or the number of membership shares, purchased or otherwise acquired, or the acquisition of control of the entity, as the case may be, would not increase the significant interest of the person in that class of shares or in the membership shares of the federal credit union to a percentage that is greater than the percentage referred to in subsection (2) or (3), whichever is applicable.

  • Marginal note:Percentage

    (2) Subject to subsection (3) and for the purpose of subsection (1), the percentage is 5 percentage points in excess of the significant interest of the person in that class of shares or in the membership shares of the federal credit union on the day of the most recent purchase or acquisition by the person or any entity controlled by the person, other than the entity referred to in subsection (1), of shares of that class of shares, or of membership shares, of the federal credit union, or of control of an entity that held shares of that class of shares, or membership shares, of the federal credit union, for which approval was given by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Percentage

    (3) If a person has a significant interest in a class of shares or in membership shares of a federal credit union and the person’s percentage of that class of shares, or of membership shares, has decreased after the date of the most recent purchase or other acquisition by the person or any entity controlled by the person, other than the entity referred to in subsection (1), of shares of that class of shares, or of membership shares, of the federal credit union, or of control of an entity that held shares of that class of shares, or membership shares, as the case may be, of the federal credit union, for which approval was given by the Minister, the percentage for the purposes of subsection (1) is the percentage that is the lesser of

    • (a) 5 percentage points in excess of the significant interest of the person in that class of shares or in membership shares of the federal credit union on the day of the most recent purchase or other acquisition by the person or any entity controlled by the person, other than the entity referred to in subsection (1), of shares of that class of shares, or of membership shares, of the federal credit union, or of control of an entity that held shares of that class of shares, or membership shares, of the federal credit union, for which approval was given by the Minister, and

    • (b) 10 percentage points in excess of the lowest significant interest of the person in that class of shares or in membership shares of the federal credit union at any time after the day of the most recent purchase or other acquisition by the person or any entity controlled by the person, other than the entity referred to in subsection (1), of shares of that class of shares, or of membership shares, of the federal credit union, or of control of an entity that held shares of that class of shares, or membership shares, of the federal credit union, for which approval was given by the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (4) Subsection (1) does not apply if the purchase or other acquisition of shares or membership shares or the acquisition of control referred to in that subsection would

    • (a) result in the acquisition of control of the federal credit union by the person referred to in that subsection;

    • (b) result in the acquisition of a significant interest in a class of shares, or in membership shares, of the federal credit union by an entity controlled by the person and the acquisition of that investment is not exempted by the regulations; or

    • (c) result in an increase in a significant interest in a class of shares, or in membership shares, of the federal credit union by an entity controlled by the person by a percentage that is greater than the percentage referred to in subsection (2) or (3), whichever applies, and the increase is not exempted by the regulations.

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (5) The Governor in Council may make regulations

    • (a) exempting from the application of paragraph (4)(b) the acquisition of a significant interest in a class of shares, or in membership shares, of the federal credit union by an entity controlled by the person; and

    • (b) exempting from the application of paragraph (4)(c) an increase in a significant interest in a class of shares, or in membership shares, of the federal credit union by an entity controlled by the person by a percentage that is greater than the percentage referred to in subsection (2) or (3), whichever applies.

  • 2010, c. 12, s. 2064.