If the director finds that the proposed investment or deposit practice has not previously been permitted to any state chartered or federally chartered credit union, the director shall make inquiry as to whether the proposed investment or deposit practice would be consistent with Washington law and as to whether the proposed investment or deposit practice would be a sound and prudent practice for the applicant credit union. In connection with this inquiry, the director may consider the general nature and functions of credit unions, as well as the specific financial condition and management of the applicant credit union, as revealed in the application, examinations, or such other information as may be at hand. If the director finds that the investment or deposit practice as proposed would be contrary to or inconsistent with the laws of the state of Washington, or would not be a sound investment practice, the director shall deny the application. If the director finds that proposed investment or deposit practice would be a sound and prudent practice for the applicant credit union, the director shall grant the application. Alternatively, the director may, for cause, grant the application conditionally, grant it in modified form, or deny it in whole or in part.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.320.040 [43.320.040] and 31.12.535. 96-17-071, § 208-436-050, filed 8/20/96, effective 9/20/96. 96-06-011, recodified as § 208-436-050, filed 2/23/96, effective 6/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 31.12.260(g). 79-07-002 (Order 79-1), § 419-36-050, filed 6/7/79.]