New York Banking Law
Conditions Precedent to Issuing License; Procedure Where Application Denied
§ 342. Conditions precedent to issuing license; procedure where application denied. Upon the filing of such application and the payment of such fees, if the superintendent shall find that the financial responsibility, experience, character, and general fitness of the applicant, and of the members thereof if the applicant be a partnership or association, and of the officers and directors thereof if the applicant be a corporation, are such as to command the confidence of the community and to warrant belief that the business will be operated honestly, fairly, and efficiently within the purposes of this article, and if the superintendent shall find that the applicant has available for the operation of such business at each specified location liquid assets of at least fifty thousand dollars, the superintendent shall thereupon execute a master license, and if applicable one or more supplemental licenses, to make loans in accordance with the provisions of this article at the location or locations specified in the said application. The superintendent shall transmit one copy of such license or licenses to the applicant and file the same in the office of the department. Each such license shall remain in full force and effect until it is surrendered by the licensee or revoked or suspended as hereinafter provided; if the superintendent shall not so find, a master license shall not be issued and the superintendent shall notify the applicant of the denial. If an application is denied or withdrawn the superintendent shall return to the applicant the sum paid by the applicant as a license fee, retaining the investigation fee to cover the costs of investigating the application. The superintendent shall approve or deny every application for a master license hereunder within ninety days from the filing thereof with the said fees.