§31A-1-5. Lending and investing powers and authority of fiduciaries, financial institutions, governmental entities and other persons.

The state of West Virginia, counties, municipalities, political subdivisions and agencies and instrumentalities of any of them, fiduciaries, building and loan associations, regulated consumer lenders, insurance companies, fraternal benefit societies and other persons lawfully engaging in the lending and investing business and services shall have and are hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the same lawful rights and privileges as are banking institutions under provisions of sections twenty-seven, twenty-eight and twenty-nine, article four of this chapter.