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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 8 : Banking and Insurance

Chapter 079 : Money Services

Subchapter 006 : Permissible Investments

(Cite as: 8 V.S.A. § 2540)
  • § 2540. Maintenance of permissible investments

    (a) A licensee shall maintain at all times permissible investments that have a market value computed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of not less than the aggregate amount of all of its outstanding payment instruments and prepaid access obligations issued or sold and money transmitted by the licensee or its authorized delegates.

    (b) The Commissioner, with respect to any licensee, may limit the extent to which a type of investment within a class of permissible investments may be considered a permissible investment, except for money and certificates of deposit issued by a depository institution within the meaning of subdivision 11101(24) of this title. The Commissioner, by rule, may prescribe or by order allow other types of investments that the Commissioner determines to have a safety substantially equivalent to other permissible investments.

    (c) Permissible investments, even if commingled with other assets of the licensee, are held in trust for the benefit of the purchasers and holders of the licensee’s outstanding payment instruments and prepaid access obligations in the event of bankruptcy or receivership of the licensee. (Added 2001, No. 55, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2002; amended 2019, No. 20, § 54.)