(b) A corporate credit union may require its members to subscribe to and make payments on membership shares.
(c) The par value of shares and any membership shares shall be as prescribed in the bylaws. Par value of shares shall not be less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars per share.
(d) Membership shares may not be pledged as security on any loan.
(e) A credit union may limit the number of shares which may be owned by a member, but any such limit shall apply alike to all members.
(b) The commissioner may, if circumstances warrant, establish the maximum dividend that a credit union or corporate credit union may pay in each classification of its savings.
(b) Interest may be paid on deposit accounts at various rates with due regard to the conditions that pertain to each type of account such as minimum balance, notice and time requirements.
(c) Funds in share and deposit accounts may be withdrawn for payment to the account holder or to third parties, in such manner and in accordance with such procedures as are established by the board of directors, subject to any rules the commissioner prescribes.
(d) Share and deposit accounts shall be subject to any withdrawal notice requirement which is imposed pursuant to the bylaws.
(e) A membership share may not be redeemed or withdrawn except subject to the terms set forth by the corporate credit union.
(b) Payment of part or all of such accounts to any of the co-owners shall, to the extent of such payment, discharge the liability to all unless: (1) The account agreement contains a prohibition or limitation on such payment; or unless (2) the credit union had received notice in writing signed by any one of such joint tenants not to pay such deposit in accordance with the terms thereof, prior to its payment. The commissioner may promulgate rules regarding notice to joint account holders of their rights and liabilities under this section.
(b) Beneficiaries may be minors, but no beneficiary unless a member in that person's own right, shall be permitted to vote, obtain loans, hold office or be required to pay a membership fee.
(c) Payment of part or all of such a trust account to the party in whose name the account is held shall, to the extent of such payment, discharge the liability of the credit union to that party and to the beneficiary, and the credit union shall be under no obligation to see to the application of such payment.
(d) In the event of the death of the party who owns a trust account, if the credit union has been given no other written notice of the existence or terms of any trust and has not received a court order as to disposition of the account, account funds and any dividends or interest thereon shall be paid to the beneficiary.
(e) The operation of trust accounts as permitted in this section does not constitute engaging in a trust business as set forth in chapter thirty-one-a of this code.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law a credit union may establish share and deposit accounts payable to one or more persons during their lifetimes and on the death of all of them to one or more payable-on-death payees. An account established under this section must be identified as a "payable-on-death" account or abbreviated as a "p.o.d." account. Any transfer to a payable-on-death payee is effective by reason of the account contract and shall not be considered to be a testamentary transfer.
(b) A credit union which has lost its commitment for such insurance shall within thirty days commence steps to either liquidate, or merge with an insured credit union or apply in writing to the commissioner for additional time to obtain another insurance commitment. The commissioner may grant one or more extensions of time to obtain the insurance commitment upon satisfactory evidence that the credit union has made or is making a substantial effort to achieve the conditions precedent to issuance of the commitment.
(c) No persons shall be granted a certificate of authority to engage in business by the commissioner to operate a credit union unless they have obtained a commitment for insurance of its share and deposit accounts.
(d) The commissioner may make available reports of condition and examination findings to the appropriate insuring organization and may accept any report of examination made on behalf of such organization.
(e) A state-chartered corporate credit union must only applyfor and maintain share and deposit insurance in the amounts and of the same kind as would be required for a similarly situated federally chartered corporate credit union.
(b) If the credit union thereafter realizes from such assets a greater amount than was fixed by the order of reduction, such excess shall be proportionately restored to the shareholders whose assets were reduced, but only to the extent of such reduction.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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