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Unauthorized Banking

An unauthorized bank is any financial institution operating without a license or charter. You can report information you have about such institutions to the OCC via

  • E-mail: OCC Alert Responses
  • Fax: (202) 649-6450
  • Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Enforcement & Compliance Division, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20219

Access an individual alert list.

Access a consolidated list of unauthorized banks.

Learn more.

Read OCC’s Charters: Comptroller’s Licensing Manual.

Related News and Issuances
Publish DateIdentifierTitle
10/18/2017  Alert 2017-9, Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of American National Bank of Texas, Terrell, TX
08/04/2017  Alert 2017-8, Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks and Official Checks of Mascoma Savings Bank, Lebanon, NH
06/28/2017  Alert 2017-7, Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks of First-Lockhart National Bank, Lockhart, Texas