33-2-604. Depositary or custodian. (1) Deposits made in this state under this code must be made through the office of the commissioner or under custodial arrangements as required or approved by the commissioner consistent with the purposes of the deposit. The deposit must be made with a bank or trust company located in the state of Montana and selected by the insurer with the commissioner's approval. The commissioner may, with good cause, withhold or withdraw approval.
(2) For convenience purposes, in the buying, selling, and exchange of securities comprising its deposit and in the collection of interest and other income currently accruing on the securities, the insurer may, with the commissioner's advance written approval, deposit the securities under custodial arrangements with an established bank or trust company located outside this state. Any receipts representing the securities that are issued by an out-of-state custodian bank or trust company are subject to the requirements of subsection (1).
(3) The form and terms of all depositary or custodial agreements must be as prescribed or approved by the commissioner, consistent with the applicable provisions of this code.
(4) The compensation and expenses of the depositary or custodian must be borne by the insurer.