Alert 1997-30| November 18, 1997

Unauthorized Banking: First Zurich National

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); 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. Further, the Wyoming Division of Banking advised that the subject entity has not been granted permission to conduct banking in Wyoming.

Any information which 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, SW
Washington, DC 202l9
Fax (202) 874-5301

Daniel P. Stipano
Director
Enforcement & Compliance Division