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Bank Act

Version of section 459.2 from 2012-05-24 to 2022-06-29:

Marginal note:Notice of branch closure

  •  (1) Subject to regulations made under subsection (5), a member bank with a branch in Canada at which it, through a natural person, opens retail deposit accounts and disburses cash to customers, shall give notice in accordance with those regulations before closing that branch or having it cease to carry on either of those activities.

  • Marginal note:Pre-closure meeting

    (2) After notice is given but before the branch is closed or ceases to carry on the activities, the Commissioner shall, in prescribed situations, require the bank to convene and hold a meeting between representatives of the bank, representatives of the Agency and interested parties in the vicinity of the branch in order to exchange views about the closing or cessation of activities, including, but not limited to, alternative service delivery by the bank and measures to help the branch’s customers adjust to the closing or cessation of activities.

  • Marginal note:Meeting details

    (3) The Commissioner may establish rules for convening a meeting referred to in subsection (2) and for its conduct.

  • Marginal note:Not statutory instruments

    (4) The Statutory Instruments Act does not apply in respect of rules established under subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Regulations

    (5) The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing

    • (a) the time and place at which and the form and manner in which notice shall be given under subsection (1), the persons to whom it shall be given and the information to be included, with those times, places, forms and manners being permitted to vary according to circumstances specified in the regulations;

    • (b) circumstances in which a member bank is not required to give notice under subsection (1), circumstances in which the Commissioner may exempt a member bank from the requirement to give notice under that subsection, and circumstances in which the Commissioner may vary the time and place at which and the form and manner in which notice is required to be given under any regulation made under paragraph (a); and

    • (c) circumstances in which a meeting may be convened under subsection (2).

  • 2001, c. 9, s. 125
  • 2007, c. 6, s. 36
  • 2012, c. 5, s. 49

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