Permission for a Foreign Banking Corporation to Change its Name

Statutory authority: Banking Law, § 203[2], Supervisory Procedure FB 104

General Information

A foreign banking corporation maintaining a New York State-licensed branch, agency or representative office that proposes to change its name shall submit a letter application to the Superintendent of Financial Services of the State of New York.

Information and Documents Required

The letter application should contain a description of the reasons for and indicate the effective date of such change of name and be accompanied by certified copies (with translation into English if applicable) of:

  • resolutions adopted by the foreign banking corporation's board of directors authorizing the change of name; and
  • a statement from the home country authorities that such authorities approve or do not object to the change of name.