(a) Authority. An application under this subchapter is subject to such investigation as considered necessary, in the banking commissioner's sole discretion, in order to make an informed decision regarding an application. (b) Costs and fees. An applicant under this subchapter shall pay reasonable costs incurred in the investigation including the cost of a required examination, as provided by §21.2 of this title (relating to Filing and Investigation Fees). (c) Examinations. The banking commissioner may consider the following factors in determining whether to require an examination of one or more of the entities to the transaction: (1) a question exists regarding the solvency or potential solvency of the applicant or one or more of the fiduciary institutions or other entities involved in the proposed transaction; (2) a trust company or other fiduciary institution involved in the
transaction has not been examined by a state, federal, or foreign regulatory agency within the 18-month period immediately preceding the date of submission of the application; (3) a trust company or other fiduciary institution involved in the proposed transaction has numerous substantive violations cited in its last examination report, or has a less than satisfactory corporate or trust regulatory rating; (4) a question exists regarding the experience, ability, standing, trustworthiness, or integrity of the existing or proposed officers, directors, managers or managing participants of a party involved in the proposed transaction; (5) a question exists whether a resulting trust company will operate in compliance with the law; (6) a question exists whether a resulting trust company will be free from improper or unlawful influence or interference from its principal shareholders with respect to operation in
compliance with the law; (7) a question exists whether a resulting trust company will have adequate capitalization; (8) one or more of the parties to the transaction are under a regulatory restriction; or (9) such other factors as determined in the sole discretion of the banking commissioner.
Source Note: The provisions of this §21.70 adopted to be effective December 31, 1998, 23 TexReg 13033.