§ 54B-2.  Purpose.

The purpose of this Chapter is:

(1)        To provide for the safe and sound conduct of the business of savings and loan associations, the conservation of their assets and the maintenance of public confidence in savings and loan associations;

(2)        To provide for the protection of the interests of customers and members, and the public interest in the soundness of the savings and loan industry;

(3)        To provide the opportunity for savings and loan associations  to remain competitive with each other and with other savings and financial institutions existing under other laws of this and other states and the United States;

(4)        To provide the opportunity for savings and loan associations  to serve effectively the convenience and advantage of customers and members, and to improve and expand their services and facilities for such purposes;

(5)        To provide the opportunity for the management of savings and  loan associations to exercise prudent business judgment in conducting the affairs of savings and loan associations to the extent compatible with the purposes recited in this section; and

(6)        To provide adequate rulemaking power and administrative discretion so that the regulation and supervision of savings and loan associations are readily responsive to changes in economic conditions and in savings and loan practices. (1981, c. 282, s. 3.)