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Alert 2000-6 | May 24, 2000

Unauthorized Banking: Unauthorized Banks in the State of Oregon, USA


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

The Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, State of Oregon, has informed the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that the listed entities have acquired business licenses from the Oregon secretary of state. However, the Division of Finance and Securities has not issued a banking license to any of them. Accordingly, they are not authorized to conduct banking business in Oregon.

  • Knightsbridge International Bank, Inc.
  • Stratford International Bank, Inc.
  • DC International Bank, Inc.
  • US Metropolitan Bank, Inc.

The agent for all four was listed as Frederick Conway, using the following address:

818 SW 3rd Avenue, #401
Portland, Oregon 97204

Any information you may have concerning these entities should be brought to the attention of:

Mail: The Division of Finance and Corporate Securities,
State of Oregon
350 Winter Street NE, Room 410,
Salem, Oregon 97301-3881
Fax: (503) 947-7862,
Phone: (503) 378-4140


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

Daniel P. Stipano
Director, Enforcement and Compliance Division