The Duties and Liabilities of Bank Directors

Financial Pub., 1908 - 174 páginas

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Página 86 - Every president, director, cashier, teller, clerk, or agent of any association who embezzles, abstracts, or willfully misapplies any of the moneys, funds, or credits...
Página 25 - Each director, when appointed or elected, shall take an oath that he will, so far as the duty devolves on him, diligently and honestly administer the affairs of such association, and will not knowingly violate, or willingly permit to be violated, any of the provisions of this Title...
Página 39 - Without reviewing the various decisions on the subject, we hold that directors must exercise ordinary care and prudence in the administration of the affaire of a bank, and that this includes something more than officiating as figureheads. They are entitled under the law to commit the banking business, as defined, to their...
Página 22 - ... directors, who shall be elected by the shareholders at a meeting to be held at any time before the association is authorized by the Comptroller of the Currency to commence the business of banking; and afterward at meetings to be held on such day in January of each year as is specified therefor in the articles of association. The directors shall hold office for one year, and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
Página 86 - ... draft, bill of exchange, mortgage, judgment, or decree : or who makes any false entry in any book, report, or statement of the association, with intent.
Página 148 - All debts due to any association, on which interest is past due and unpaid for a period of six months, unless the same are well secured, and in process of collection, shall be considered bad debts within the meaning of this section.
Página 86 - ... issues or puts forth any certificate of deposit, draws any order or bill of exchange, makes any acceptance, assigns any note, bond, draft, bill of exchange, mortgage, judgment, or decree ; or who makes any false entry in any book, report...
Página 22 - Currency to commence business and afterwards at meetings to be held on such day in January of each year as may be provided in the articles of association.
Página 43 - ... quarters, that a director is chosen because he is a man of good standing and character, and on that account will give reputation to the bank, and that his only office is to delegate to some other person the management of its affairs, and rest on that until his suspicion is aroused. which generally does not happen until the mischief is done, cannot be accepted as sound. It is sometimes suggested, in effect, that, if larger responsibilities are devolved upon directors, few men would be willing...
Página 39 - ... until some cause for suspicion attracts their attention. The board is bound to maintain a supervision of the bank's affairs, to have a general knowledge of the character of the business and the manner in which it is conducted, and to know at least on what security its large lines of credit are given.

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