§31A-8C-5. Construction, conflicting provisions.
This article shall be construed liberally to permit banks and
bank holding companies to offer financially related products and
services and to enable West Virginia state-chartered banking
institutions and bank holding companies to compete fairly with
other financial institutions and other entities providing financial
services under the laws of the United States or any other state.
No other provision of this code shall be deemed to prohibit such
activity: Provided, That in the provision of such products and
services, banks and bank holding companies are subject to the same
state and federal regulation and licensing requirements as are
other providers of such products and services.