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Financial Institution Letter
Special Alert

SUBJECT: Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations in the United States Without Authorization

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has published the attached updated list of entities that may be conducting banking business in the United States illegally or without authorization. Please view with extreme caution any proposed transactions involving any of the listed entities.

The list is an updated summary of entities identified in previous FDIC financial institution letters (FILs) on this subject. However, this list does not contain the names of entities furnished by state or foreign governments, which are included in the following FILs. Please be sure to retain these FILs for your records:

  • FIL-17-91, dated April 23, 1991, containing a list of bank licenses revoked by the government of Montserrat;

  • FIL-56-91, dated November 19, 1991, containing a list of companies purporting to be banks, but that are not licensed as such by the government of Grenada;

  • FIL-65-94, dated October 7, 1994, containing a list of entities not licensed to conduct banking activities in the state of New York;

  • FIL-63-95, dated September 19, 1995, containing names of entities that may be operating in Canada in violation of the Bank Act (Canada) and may be conducting unauthorized banking transactions in the United States; and

  • FIL-72-95, dated October 23, 1995, containing a list of entities that are not licensed chartered banks in Belize.

Please forward any information concerning these entities to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N. W., Room F-612, Washington, D. C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.


Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)


American Landbank, Inc.
74804 Joni Drive, #128
Palm Desert, CA
19006 Consul Avenue,
Corona, CA
841 E. Washington
Santa Ana, CA
4199 Campus Drive, #950
Irvine, CA

Asian Pacific Bank, Ltd.
8021 Knue Road
Suite 120
Indianapolis, IN

Austria Merchant Bank (Melchizedek)
316 Ecorse Road, #200
Ypsilanti, MI

Baltimore International Bank
Baltimore, MD

Banco De Londes Y Multinacionale, S.A.
115 West California Blvd., Suite 266
Pasadena, CA

Banco di Roma International, Inc.
110 Lyndale Avenue
Helena, MT
1005 West Fourth Street
Carson City, NV

Banco Europe, S. A.
2010 Corporate Ridge
McLean, VA

Bank of England (1)
1413 K Street, N. W.
Washington, D. C.

Banka Bohemia, A. S. Prague (2)
Czech Republic

Bear International Bank
Santa Ysabel, CA

(The) Birla Investment Bank and Holding
193-B Kingston Road
Parsippany, NJ

Brent Equities Trust Bank
410 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Hallandale, FL

Business Bank International
Huntington Beach, CA

Capital Resources (3)
P. O. Box 1012
Buckeye, AZ
Box 741
Boonville, IN

990 North Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL

Caribbean International Bank Ltd.
(Cayman Islands)
655 Fourth Avenue, Suite 42
San Diego, CA

Caribbean Unified Bank (Nauru)
4770 Biscayne Blvd., #11100
Miami, FL
450 N. W. 79th Street
Miami, FL

Century Security Bank and Trust, Ltd.
Two Crocker Blvd., Suite 303Mount Clemens, MI
.Chartered Bank of London, Ltd. (Grenada)
902 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE

Chartered Bank of North America Limited
51 Newark Street
Hoboken, NJ

Commerce Bank of Antigua
18542 N. W. 67th Avenue
Miami, FL

Diskont Handel Bank Agency, Ltd.
6240 N. W. 173rd Street
Miami, FL

Euro Commerce Bank
1221 Brickell Avenue, Suite 937
Miami, FL
1 Northumberland Avenue
Trafalgar Square
London, England

Federal National Investment Bank
15336 Roscoe Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA

Fedility Financial Bank (4)
360 Park Avenue
New York, NY

First American Insurance and Banking
350 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
67 Wall Street
New York, New York

First American International Bank, Inc.
P. O. Box 470
Pawnee, Oklahoma

First Bancorp Trust
P. O. Box 7174
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

First Bank Capitol Partners, Inc.
2 Bourbon Street
Peabody, MA

(The) First Bank of Internet (5)
P. O. Box 408652
Chicago, IL

First Southern Banking Corporation

c/o Alamin, Inc.
4225 Enoro Drive
Los Angeles, CA

Post Office Box 439060
San Diego, CA
3500 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX

General Merchant Bank
2049 Century Park East, #1200
Los Angeles, CA

Georgian Imex International Bank
1314 Burch Drive
Evansville, IN

Gulfstream Bank and Trust, Ltd.
4545 South Lake Drive
Boynton Beach, FL

Investors International Bank, Ltd.
Empire State Building
New York, NY

Leaning Rock Indian Bank Corporation
2271 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA

Liberty Bank of the Republic of Georgia
650 Fifth Avenue, #1530
New York, NY
One Dag Hammarskjold PlazaNew York, NY
.Marine Merchant Bank, Ltd.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Marine Merchant International, Ltd.
67 Wall Street
New York, NY

Mesa Grande Bank
7801 Mission Center Court, Suite 200
San Diego, CA

Mesa Grande International Bank
Mesa Grande Star Route
Santa Ysabel, CA

Metro Bank (6)
15515 San Fernando Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA

Miami International Bank
Miami, Oklahoma

Morgan Guaranty Trust (7)
1226 Morgan Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D. C.

Mount Calvary Fund (8)
P. O. Box 9580
Warwick, RI

Multibanc, Ltd.
2340 Trinity Mills Road
Carrollton, TX

National Banc Republic of Georgia, Ltd.
1082 Lincoln Avenue
Willow Glen
San Jose, CA

Native American Bank Group (N.A.B.G.)
5600 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 203
Las Vegas, NV

Native American Bank of California
4969 East Clinton Ave., Suite 111
Fresno, CA

Nevada First Bancorp
1800 East Sahara, Suite #104
Las Vegas, NV

O. M. B. W. D. McCall (8)
P. O. Box 954
Waxahachie, TX
Victoria, TX

Old Dominion Guaranty and Trust, Ltd.
17100 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA

Paragon Bank and Trust, Inc. (Nauru)
c/o Newport Credit Corp.
311 Granello Avenue
Coral Gables, FL

Pueblo National Bank
12001 Sierra Grande Avenue, N. E.
Albuquerque, NM

Rusab Bank International Association
P. O. Box 423265
San Francisco, CA

Swiss Trade & Commerce Trust, Ltd.
Belize City, Belize (9)

Transcredit Security Bank Limited (TSB)
Nassau, Bahamas (10)

VCC International Banking Group
1775 E. Lincoln Avenue, #105
Anaheim, CA

Wellington Bank of Commerce (Nauru)
1800 South Harvard Street
Los Angeles, CA

Western State Bank (11)
2300 Foothill Blvd.
La Verne, CA
10880 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
6306 Wilshire Blvd., #107Los Angeles, CA

World Merchant Bancorp
New York, NY

(1) Not associated with the Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, England.

(2) Has issued "prime bank" guarantees. The Central Bank of the Czech Republic has disavowed and voided such transactions.

(3) Issues money orders and securities drafts signed by Mike Loomis. No collected funds have been reported.

(4) The Bank of New York states that it is not associated in any manner with Fedility Financial Bank.

(5) Not associated with First Bank System, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota.

(6) Metrobank (one word), headquartered in Los Angeles, is licensed to transact a banking business in California. Metrobank has no association with the Metro Bank in Mission Hills.

(7) Not associated with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York.

(8) Issues apparently worthless "certified money orders". No collected funds have been reported.

(9) The Central Bank of Belize has issued a cease and desist order prohibiting this entity from conducting a banking business in Belize. Please be guided accordingly.

(10) Has not been granted permission to operate in the Bahama Islands.

(11) Not associated with Western State Bank, Duarte, California.

Last Updated: April 17, 1996