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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 listing 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, contains a listing of bank licenses revoked by the Government of Montserrat.

  • FIL-56-91, dated November 19, 1991, contains a listing 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, contains a list of entities not licensed to conduct banking activities in the state of New York.

  • FIL-92-96 , dated November 14, 1996, and FIL-32-97 , dated April 11, 1997, contain information concerning entities that are not licensed chartered banks in Belize.

  • FIL-35-97 , dated April 15, 1997, contains 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.

Please forward any information concerning these entities to the FDIC's Special Activities Section, 550 17th Street, N. W., Room F-6012, Washington, D.C. 20429.

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.


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, N.W., Room 100, Washington, D.C. 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).


Access Bank International (Nauru), Ltd.
629 Second Street
Puyallup, WA

American National Bank
14266 C Tuolumne Road
Sonora, CA

American National Bank & Trust
14266 C Tuolumne Road
Sonora, CA

American National Bank Trust
14266 C Tuolumne Road
Sonora, CA

Americans National Bank
14266 C Tuolumne Road
Sonora, CA

Americas National Bank Trust
14266 C Tuolumne Road
Sonora, CA

Anglo Nippon Bancorp
98 Park Avenue
Babylon, NY

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

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

Banc Merchantile, Ltd.
2607 Holman Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

Bank of Finance
P. O. Box 770729
Woodside, NY

Business Bank International
Huntington Beach, CA

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

Chase Bank of Las Vegas, Nevada
C.I.A. of Las Vegas
7624 San Mateo Way, Suite #206
Las Vegas, NV

Citicorp Financial Services (1)
9899 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 228
Beverly Hills, CA

Commercial Intercontinental Bank, Inc. (NAURU)
8249 NW 36th Street, Suite N-106
Miami, FL

Dunbar National Bank of Maryland (2)

Euro Commerce Bank (3)
1221 Brickell Avenue, Suite 937
Miami, FL
1 Northumberland Avenue
Trafalgar Square
London, England

European Union Bank (4)
(Address Undetermined)

The Excelsior Bank/The Excelsior International Bank Corp.
Barbados, West Indies

Federal National Investment Bank
15336 Roscoe Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA

Fedility Financial Bank (5)
360 Park Avenue
New York, NY

First Americans Trust
211 South Washington Street
Sonora, CA

First Americans Trust Company
"aka First Americans," Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Apache Tribe General Bank of Anadarko,
620 East Colorado
Anadarko, OK

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

First Lenape Nation Bank
Route 1, Box 174D
Anadarko, OK

First National Bank, FSB
First National Bank National Trust and Savings Association
First National Trust
2614 Wyoming Ave.
Burbank, CA

First Savings Bank
800 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Suite 306
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

First Southern Banking Corporation
c/o Alamin, Inc.
4225 Enoro Drive
Los Angeles, CA

First State Bank of Montana
P. O. Box 278
Fairfield, MT

First Veterans Bank & Trust
1700 Myers Road
Baton Rouge, LA

First Zurich National
P. O. Box 20290
Cheyenne, WY

Focus International, Ltd. (6)
West Indies

P. O. Box 439060
San Diego, CA
3500 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX

Greater International Bank of Nauru
719 E. Bird Street, Suite 444
Miami, FL

(The) Hip National Bank
1645 West Hill Drive, Suite 49
Los Angeles, CA

International Credit Union Corporation, Inc.
P. O. Box 3181
Chandler, AZ

150 E. 58th Street, 33rd Floor
New York, NY

Leaning Rock Indian Bank Corporation
2271 Alpine Boulevard
Alpine, CA

Lifeguard Bancorp, Ltd.
1800 East Sahara Avenue, #104
Las Vegas, NV

Lords Internationale Investment Banking & Trust
1170 Third South, Suite C-203
Naples, FL

Marine Merchant Bank, Ltd.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Marine Merchant International, Ltd.
67 Wall Street
New York, NY

Midland Credit & Guarantee Bank, Ltd.
67 Wall Street
New York, NY

Mitsubishi Trust & Banking Co. Finance Corporation (7)

Mitsubishi Finance Corporation (8)

Morgan Guaranty Trust (9)
1226 Morgan Avenue, N. W.
Washington, D. C.

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

Native American BanCorp
2284 Patriot Way
Carona, CA

Netware International Bank
136 Stutts Road #2
Mooresville, NC

Nord-West Finanz Bank, A.G.
2 World Trade Center, Suite 6071
New York, NY

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

Panacea Bank & Trust
P. O. Box 30054
Bellingham, WA

Pierce Investment Banking, Inc.
2200 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1410
Arlington, VA

Prime Bancorp, Ltd.
82 Wall Street
New York, NY

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

10 Rockridge Drive
Theills, NY

Sofi International Bank, N.A.
999 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL

Sunlight Church World National Bank
2255 West 15th Street, #2
777 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA

Union National Bank Limited
Apia, Western Samoa

United Bank and Trust Company (NAURU)
13351 Bridgeford Avenue #36
Bonita Springs, FL
P. O. Box 9076
Naples, FL

United Overland Trust & Bancorp
2005 Woodmont
Austin, TX

United Pacific Bank, Ltd.
Port Vila, Republic of Vanuatu
South Pacific

(1) Not associated with Citicorp-Citibank, a large multinational financial institution which is licensed in California.

(2) Not authorized, supervised or regulated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

(3) Has not been granted authority to operate a banking business in Florida or England.

(4) Not authorized, supervised or regulated by any U. S. financial institutions regulator.

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

(6) Not authorized, supervised or regulated by any U. S. financial institutions regulator.

(7) Not related to Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation.

(8) Not related to Mitsubishi Trust and Banking Corporation.

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

Last Updated: February 3, 1998