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Bank Forms & Applications


Application Fee Schedule (PDF) (Effective April 1, 2010)

Articles of Incorporation (Amendment)
Bank or Bank Holding Company Formation
Bank Powers
Branch and Office Activity
Bylaws, Drafting and Amending
Conversions
Directors and Officers
Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions
Reorganizations
Shares, Acquisition or Intent to Acquire
Subsidiaries
Supervisory Information (Requests to Share)
Trust Powers

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Articles of Incorporation (Amendment)

Use this application to seek approval for the amendment of a bank’s Articles of Incorporation.
          Articles of Amendment (DOC)

The following document contains samples of Articles of Amendment for stock institutions, mutual institutions and for a sole shareholder. 
          Sample Articles of Amendment (DOC)
     

Bank or Bank Holding Company Formation

 

Bank Holding Company:  Guidelines and forms to request permission to establish a bank holding company.
         Please contact Sheila Hughes, Bureau of Bank Supervision, at RA-BNBankSupervision@pa.gov or 
         by phone at 717.783.8240 to obtain the current forms.

New Bank Charter Application Use these documents when applying for a state charter. 
          New Charter Application (DOC)
          Service of Process (Consent) (DOC)


Bank Powers

Use the following form to seek parity with the powers of a national bank, federal savings association or an FDIC insured state bank (through Section 24 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act).
          Bank Parity (DOC)



Branch and Office Activity

 

Closing a Branch Use this form to notify of the intent to close a branch.
          Bank Branch Discontinuance Procedures (DOC)

New Branch: Use this form to request permission to open a new branch.
          Bank De Novo Branch (DOC)

Relocate an Existing Branch Use this form to request permission to move a branch.
          Bank Branch Relocation (DOC)

Limited Purpose Banking Office:  For establishing a Limited Purpose Banking Office.
          Limited Purpose Banking Office Request (DOC)
 
Mobile Branch:  Use this form to request permission to establish a mobile branch.
          Bank Branch Mobile (DOC)

Purchase of Existing Branch(es):  Use this form to request permission to purchase a branch(es) owned by another bank. 
          Bank Branch Purchase & Assumption (DOC)

New Trust Office:  Use this form to establish a trust office for a state-chartered institution.
          Open a Trust Office (DOC)

Interstate Bank Branch:   This application is to be used by "Interstate Banks," as defined by 7 P.S. §102 (hh), that propose to open a new full or limited service facility branch location in Pennsylvania.  Generally, Interstate Banks are non-Pennsylvania state-chartered banks located outside of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  (A limited service branch facility is a branch that is seasonal, operated on a less than full-time basis or offers limited branch services.) 
          Interstate Branch Application (DOC)

Foreign Country Branch
:  Use this form to request permission to establish a branch outside the United States. 
          Bank Branch in Foreign Country (DOC).


Bylaws, Drafting and Amending

Use these documents as applicable when drafting and/or amending the bylaws of a bank.

Amending Bylaws:
  Follow these instructions when Amending the Bank's bylaws.
          Instructions (PDF)   

Drafting Bylaws:  Use these instructions for guidance when writing bylaws for a bank, bank and trust company, savings bank or non-depository trust company.
          Bylaws Sample (PDF)


Conversions

Use the following forms as applicable when converting charters or corporate structure.

Bank to Savings Bank:  Use this form to request permission to convert from a commercial bank to savings bank.             
          Conversion Bank to Savings Bank (DOC)

National to State Bank:  Use this form to request permission to convert from a national to a state bank.  
          Conversion National to State Bank (DOC)

Federal Savings Association to Savings Bank: Use this form to request permission to convert from a Federal Savings Association to a Savings Bank. 
          Conversion Federal Savings Association to Savings Bank (DOC)

Mutual savings bank to a stock savings bank:  
          Mutual and Stock Conversion to a Savings Bank (DOC)


Directors/Trustees and Officers

Board of Directors Elected:  Oath form to be used in the event the Board of Directors/Trustees elects a Director/Trustee. 
          Director/Trustee - Board Elected (PDF)

Annual or Special Shareholder Meeting Elected Meeting Oath and Roster forms to be used for the election of Directors/Trustees and Officers at an annual or special meeting of shareholders.
          Directors/Trustees and Officers - Shareholder Elected (PDF)

Service of Process: This form serves as the appointment of the Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking and Securities as attorney for service of process.
          Service of Process - Section 1403 (DOC)


Mergers, Consolidations and Acquisitions

Merger of Two or More Banks:  Use this form for mergers and consolidations of banks with or without Holding Company Acquisitions.
           Merger or Consolidation DOC)

Acquisition by a Holding Company:  Holding Company Acquisition of 100% of the shares of a bank pursuant to Section 115.  
          Please contact Sheila Hughes, Bureau of Bank Supervision, at RA-BNBankSupervision@pa.gov or 
          by phone at 717.783.8240 to obtain the current forms.

 


Reorganizations  

Use this form to notify the Department of changes to an institution's articles.
            Guidelines Regarding Savings Bank Reorganizations into Mutual Holding Company (DOC)


Shares, Acquisition or Intent to Acquire

 

Share Acquisition:  Use this form when making an acquisition of shares or a tender offer to acquire outstanding shares of a bank, bank and trust company and trust company that exceeds the thresholds in Section 112 of the Banking Code of 1965. 7 P.S. §112.  
          Section 112 Application (DOC) 

NOTE:  The following forms must be submitted along with any Section 112 Application
          Biographical and Financial Report (DOC)
          Service of Process (Consent) (DOC)


Subsidiaries  

Use this form to seek approval to establish a bank subsidiary either through parity or under the Banking Code.
           Bank Subsidiary (DOC)


Supervisory Information (Requests to Share) 

Use the following instructions to request permission to share confidential supervisory information to parties outside of a bank (excluding attorneys).
          Instructions (PDF)


Form Resolutions