Entities That May Be Conducting Banking
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, containing a listing
of bank licenses revoked by the Government of Montserrat;
FIL-56-91, dated November 19, 1991, containing 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, containing a list of
entities not licensed to conduct banking activities in the
State of New York;
FIL-72-95, dated October 23, 1995, containing a list of
entities that are not licensed chartered banks in Belize;
FIL-24-96, dated May 1, 1996,
containing 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-612, Washington, D.C. 20429.