Article 3.

Organization of a Bank.

53C-3-1. Application to organize a bank.

(a) An applicant for permission to organize a bank and for a charter must file an application with the Commissioner. The application shall be in the form required by the Commissioner and shall contain such information as the Commissioner requires, set forth in sufficient detail to enable the Commissioner to evaluate the applicant's satisfaction of the criteria set forth in G.S. 53C-3-4. The applicant shall pay a nonrefundable application fee as provided by rule at the time of filing the application.

(b) Upon receipt of an application, the Commissioner shall conduct an examination of the applicant and any other matters deemed relevant by the Commissioner. The Commissioner may require additional information and may require the amendment of the application in the course of the examination. An applicant's failure to furnish all required information or to pay the required fee within 30 days after filing the application may be considered an abandonment of the application. (2012-56, s. 4.)