Subject: Unauthorized Banking
Date: May 3, 2007
Description: Ready State Bank of Panama
Unauthorized Banking: Ready State Bank of Panama
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
Re: Ready State Bank of Panama
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been advised by the Superintendecia de Bancos de Panama that the Ready State Bank of Panama is promoting several banking services and products, mainly in Caracas, Venezuela, through an office located in the State of Florida. Ready State Bank of Panama is not a banking entity authorized to engage in the banking business within or from the Republic of Panama.
The information contained at the Web site [www.readystatebank.com] pertaining to the Ready State Bank of Panama actually corresponds to a legal constituted banking entity that has no relation to them.
Any information that you may have concerning this matter should be brought to the attention of the Superintendencia de Bancos Republic de Panama:
Mail: Superintendencia de Bancos
Additional information concerning this matter that you believe should be brought to the attention of the OCC may be forwarded to:
For additional information on this and other types of financial fraud, please visit OCC's anti-fraud resource at: http://www.occ.gov/topics/consumer-protection/fraud-resources/index-fraud-resources.html.
Richard C. Stearns