Subject: Unauthorized Banking, Metrobank International, Vanuatu
Date: December 1, 2000
Unauthorized Banking, Metrobank International, Vanuatu
To: 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, incorporated in the Republic of Vanuatu, 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.
Furthermore, we know of no state in the United States that has 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:
Daniel P. Stipano