[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 103 (Tuesday, May 31, 1994)]
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[FR Doc No: 94-13155]

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[Federal Register: May 31, 1994]



Provident Bancorp, Inc., et al.; Acquisitions of Companies 
Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities

    The organizations listed in this notice have applied under 
Sec. 225.23(a)(2) or (f) of the Board's Regulation Y (12 CFR 
225.23(a)(2) or (f) for the Board's approval under section 4(c)(8) of 
the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843(c)(8)) and Sec. 225.21(a) 
of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.21(a)) to acquire or control voting 
securities or assets of a company engaged in a nonbanking activity that 
is listed in Sec. 225.25 of Regulation Y as closely related to banking 
and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, 
such activities will be conducted throughout the United States.
    Each application is available for immediate inspection at the 
Federal Reserve Bank indicated. Once the application has been accepted 
for processing, it will also be available for inspection at the offices 
of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views 
in writing on the question whether consummation of the proposal can 
``reasonably be expected to produce benefits to the public, such as 
greater convenience, increased competition, or gains in efficiency, 
that outweigh possible adverse effects, such as undue concentration of 
resources, decreased or unfair competition, conflicts of interests, or 
unsound banking practices.'' Any request for a hearing on this question 
must be accompanied by a statement of the reasons a written 
presentation would not suffice in lieu of a hearing, identifying 
specifically any questions of fact that are in dispute, summarizing the 
evidence that would be presented at a hearing, and indicating how the 
party commenting would be aggrieved by approval of the proposal.
    Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding each of these 
applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated for the 
application or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than 
June 24, 1994.
    A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (John J. Wixted, Jr., Vice 
President) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44101:
    1. Provident Bancorp. Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio; to engage through its 
wholly-owned subsidiaries, The Provident Bank, Cincinnati, Ohio, and 
Hunter Financial, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, in a joint venture with West 
Shell, Inc., pursuant to which Hunter and West Shell would form a 
general partnership operating under the name of West shell Mortgage 
Company. Hunter and West Shell would each own a 50 percent interest in 
West Shell Mortgage Company, and thereby engage in mortgage loan 
origination activities pursuant to Sec. 225.25(b)(1) of the Board's 
Regulation Y.
    B. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Kenneth R. Binning, 
Director, Bank Holding Company) 101 Market Street, San Francisco, 
California 94105.
    1. BWC Financial Corporation, Walnut Creek, California; to acquire 
through a de novo wholly-owned subsidiary, BWC Real Estate, Inc., 
Walnut Creek, California, 51 percent of BWC Mortgage Services, Walnut 
Creek, California, and thereby engage through a joint venture with 
Simonich Corporation, San Ramon, California, in mortgage brokering 
activities pursuant to Sec. 225.25(b)(1) of the Board's Regulation Y. 
These activities will be conducted in the State of California.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 24, 1994.
Jennifer J. Johnson,
Associate Secretary of the Board.
[FR Doc. 94-13155 Filed 5-27-94; 8:45 am]