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Alert 2001-2 | February 21, 2001

Unauthorized Banking: British Bank of Commerce


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 operating a 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 and the state of New York has not granted permission for it to operate a banking business.

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

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


Mail: New York State Banking Department
Criminal Investigations Bureau
2 Rector Street
New York, NY 10006
Fax: (212) 618-6588

Brian C. McCormally
Enforcement & Compliance Division