|(a) Scope. A credit union must obtain the approval of the Department before purchasing all or substantially all of the assets and/or assuming certain deposits and other liabilities of another financial institution. This section does not apply to purchases of assets that occur as a result of a credit union's ordinary and ongoing business of acquiring obligations of its members. (b) Approval Requirement. (1) A credit union must file an application and obtain the written approval of the Department before entering into any type of purchase and assumption agreement. (2) In determining whether to approve an application under this section, the Department will consider the purpose of the transaction, its impact on the safety and soundness of the credit union, and any effect on the credit union's existing members. The Department may deny the application if the transaction would have a negative effect on any of those factors.