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SPECIAL ALERT

FIL-11-2001
February 8, 2001

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations in the United States Without Authorization

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has learned that the following entities may be operating banking businesses in the United States illegally or without authorization. The entities were incorporated in the state of Indiana; however, the actual location of their operations is unknown. The State of Indiana Department of Financial Institutions has not issued a banking license to these entities, and they are not authorized to conduct a banking business in the state. Proposed transactions involving these entities should be viewed with extreme caution. The entities are:

  • American National Investment Banking Group, Inc.
  • American Overseas Investment Banking Corporation
  • U.S. Banking Confederation for Investment, Inc.
  • U.S. Central Investment Banking Alliance, Inc.

Please forward any information about these entities to the State of Indiana Department of Financial Institutions, 402 West Washington Street, Room W066, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Information also may be forwarded to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, NW, Room F-6012, Washington, DC 20429.

For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "News, Events & FOIA."

Michael J. Zamorski
Acting Director

Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).

Last Updated 2/08/2001 communications@fdic.gov