Banking/Trust Company Charter, Authorization Certificate

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Businesses need a charter from the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to start a commercial bank or trust. The charter allows the company to conduct businesses.

Businesses must provide certificates, affidavits, and proof of financial health.


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For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS)
Bank and Trust Chartering
One State Street
New York, NY 10004-1417
Phone: (212) 709-1540
Website: http://www.dfs.ny.gov/

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