2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 45 - Uniform Probate Code
Article 5B - Uniform Power of Attorney
Section 45-5B-208 - Banks and other financial institutions.
45-5B-208. Banks and other financial institutions.
Unless the power of attorney otherwise provides, language in a power of attorney granting general authority with respect to banks and other financial institutions authorizes the agent to:
A. continue, modify and terminate an account or other banking arrangement made by or on behalf of the principal;
B. establish, modify and terminate an account or other banking arrangement with a bank, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union, thrift company, brokerage firm or other financial institution selected by the agent;
C. contract for services available from a financial institution, including renting a safe deposit box or space in a vault;
D. withdraw, by check, order, electronic funds transfer or otherwise, money or property of the principal deposited with or left in the custody of a financial institution;
E. receive statements of account, vouchers, notices and similar documents from a financial institution and act with respect to them;
F. enter a safe deposit box or vault and withdraw or add to the contents;
G. borrow money and pledge as security personal property of the principal necessary to borrow money or to pay, renew or extend the time of payment of a debt of the principal or of a debt guaranteed by the principal;
H. make, assign, draw, endorse, discount, guarantee and negotiate promissory notes, checks, drafts and other negotiable or nonnegotiable paper of the principal or payable to the principal or the principal's order, transfer money, receive the cash or other proceeds of those transactions and accept a draft drawn by a person upon the principal and pay it when due;
I. receive for the principal and act upon a sight draft, warehouse receipt or other document of title, whether tangible or electronic, or other negotiable or nonnegotiable instrument;
J. apply for, receive and use letters of credit, credit and debit cards, electronic transaction authorizations and traveler's checks from a financial institution and give an indemnity or other agreement in connection with letters of credit; and
K. consent to an extension of the time of payment with respect to commercial paper or a financial transaction with a financial institution.
History: Laws 2007, ch. 135, 208; 1978 Comp., 46B-1-208 recompiled as 45-5B-208 by Laws 2011, ch. 124, 102.