53C-6-3. Securing deposits.

(a) A bank may not create a lien on its assets or otherwise secure the repayment of a deposit, except as authorized or required by this section, other laws of this State, or federal law.

(b) A bank may pledge its assets to secure a deposit of the government of this State or any other state, any agency or political subdivision of this State or any other state, the United States government, any agency or instrumentality of the United States, or any Indian tribe recognized by the United States government as eligible for the services provided to Indian tribes by the Secretary of the Interior because of its status as an Indian tribe.

(c) This section does not prohibit the pledge of assets by a bank to secure the repayment of money borrowed.

(d) An act, deed, conveyance, pledge, or contract in violation of this section is void. (2012-56, s. 4.)