1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Banking
  4. Article 13-D: Misconduct Relating to Banking Organizations


Section 669 Unauthorized use of the term "bank" or "trust company

Banking (BNK)

Unauthorized use of the term "bank" or "trust company." Any person not authorized by the superintendent of financial services, who:

  1. Uses an office sign at the place where his business is transacted, having thereon any artificial or corporate name, or other words indicating that such place or office is the place or office of a bank or trust company; or,

  2. Uses or circulates any letter-heads, bill-heads, blank notes, blank receipts, certificates, circulars or any written or printed paper whatever, having thereon any artificial or corporate name, or other word or words indicating that such business is the business of a bank or trust company.

  Is guilty of a misdemeanor; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent a bank holding company from using any corporate name it is duly authorized to use under subdivision (b) of section three hundred two of the business corporation law.