Alert 1999-12| December 21, 1999

Unauthorized Banking: National State Bank in Ohio


Chief Executive Officers of All National Banks; All State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel

Information has been received that the subject entity may be conducting banking business in the United States without authorization. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has not granted a national bank charter to this entity. Further, the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions has advised that the subject entity has not been granted permission to operate in Ohio.

Any information which you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of:

The Ohio Department of Commerce
Division of Financial Institutions
77 South High Street, 21st Floor
Columbus, OH 43266-0121
Tel: (614) 728-8400 
Fax: (614) 644-1631


Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division
250 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20219
Tel: (202) 874-4800 
Fax: (202) 874-5301

Daniel P. Stipano
Enforcement & Compliance Division