§31A-1-1. Short title; objects and purposes.
This chapter shall constitute and may be cited as the state banking code of West Virginia.

It is the intention of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to foster and promote sound and dynamic financial institutions and particularly banking institutions in the state in order to provide services to the public which are necessary and desirable for the economic, social, and industrial health and development of the state. Therefore the provisions of this chapter shall be interpreted, construed and administered liberally to accomplish these purposes.