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Special Alert

FIL-77-98
July 9, 1998

 

TO: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SUBJECT: Entities That May Be Conducting Banking Operations in the United States Without Authorization

The New York State Banking Department has issued a Special Bulletin Alert on the following entities operating a banking business in the United States without authorization. A copy of the alert is attached. Proposed transactions involving these entities should be viewed with extreme caution.

    Commercial Credit of New York, LLC; Holding Group Corporation Commercial Credit of New York Holding Corp.
    Commercial Banking Group
    Commercial Bank A.G.
    Creditanstalt A.G.
    110 East 59th Street (6th Floor)
    New York, New York 10022

Please Note: These entities are not in any way affiliated with the Commercial Bank of New York, 320 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022 or Creditanstalt A.G., Connecticut Branch, Two Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830, which are legitimate banks.

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

Nicholas J. Ketcha Jr.
Director

Attachment: SPECIAL BULLETIN ALERT (below)

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, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200.)


SPECIAL BULLETIN ALERT

Information has been received that the following entities may be operating a banking business in the United States without authorization. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has not issued a charter to these entities.

  • Commercial Credit of New York, LLC: Holding Group Corporation
  • Commercial Credit of New York Holding Corp.
  • Commercial Banking Group
  • Commercial Bank A. G.
  • Creditanstalt A. G.
    110 East 59th Street (6th Floor)
    New York, New York 10022

It should be noted that these entities are not in any way affiliated with the

Commercial Bank of New York
320 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10022

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

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement and Compliance Division
250 E Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20219
Fax (202) 874-5301

New York State Banking Department
Criminal Investigations Bureau

Last Updated 07/17/1999 communications@fdic.gov