Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 6. Loans and Insurance

Loans To Officials

32-3-608. Loans to officials. (1) (a) Except as provided in subsection (1)(b), a credit union may make loans to its officials if:

(i) the loan complies with the requirements of this chapter with respect to loans to other borrowers and is not on terms more favorable than those extended to other borrowers; and

(ii) the loan or aggregate of loans to any one official that exceeds $20,000 plus pledged shares is reported to the board of directors. Loans to officials may not exceed an aggregate of 20% of unimpaired capital of the credit union.

(b) Employees other than officials may receive loans more favorable than those extended to other borrowers, including low-interest or no-interest loans.

(2) A credit union may permit directors, loan officers, the credit manager, and members of its supervisory and credit committees to act as comakers, guarantors, or endorsers of loans to other members. If the loan standing alone or when added to any outstanding loan or loans to the comaker, guarantor, or endorser exceeds $20,000, a report to the board of directors is required.

History: En. 14-655 by Sec. 55, Ch. 38, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 14-655; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 365, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 35, Ch. 237, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 317, L. 2015.