Bogus Banks and other Financial Institutions

The entities listed below have been brought to the Commission's attention and it has been noted from the associated websites that they are claiming to have offices in Guernsey and/or that they are licensed by the Commission. These claims are false and the Commission advises that no one should have any contact or other dealings with these entities. These entities knowingly run scams, such as making subtle changes to the name of genuine companies and /or creating fake websites to make their claims seem more genuine. 
 
We add firms to this list as soon as possible but it is not exhaustive. Do not assume an entity is legitimate just because it does not appear in this list as those running scams frequently change the bogus entity name and it may not have been reported to us yet. Should anyone have already commenced dealing with them, they are advised to contact the Commission for further guidance.

Name(s)

Domain Names & Notes

1ST GULF INTERNATIONAL (AKA FIRST GULF INTERNATIONAL)
www.firstgulf-me.com
ABSUISSE
www.absuisse.com 
ABSUISSE FUND SERVICES
www.absuisse.com
ACCESS TRUST BANK
www.bellnorthus.com
ALLIANCE PRIVATE BANK
www.abplc-uk.com/private 
ALLIED BANK
www.alliedonlineplc.com 
ALLIED FINANCE & SECURITIES BANK PLC
www.afsgroups.com/afs 
ALLIED INVESTMENT GROUP 
ALLIED INVESTMENT BANK, INC
www.alliedinvestmentgroup.com
APEX DEVELOPMENT BANK PLC
www.adb-plc.com 
www.adbkci.net 
Apex Fiduciary Services
​www.apexfiduciaryservices.com

www.apexf-services.com

APEX INTERNATIONAL BANK 
APS INTERNATIONAL BANK
www.apexintbkonline.com 
www.apsintlbkonline.com 
www.apsgroups.com 
www.apsgroups.com/index.htm 
APOLLO GROUP
(APOLLO TIGER FUND LTD)
(APOLLO TIGER FUND PLC)
​www.apolloguernsey.com
www.apollo-tigerfund.com
www.apollofundsguernsey.com

Please do not confuse the above with Marlborough Tiger Fund, previously called Apollo Tiger Fund.

Marlborough Tiger Fund is an authorised collective investment scheme managed by Marlborough International Ltd who are licensed to carry on Controlled Investment Business by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

ASIA PACIFIC GROUP
www.asiapacific-group.com
ASSET FINANCIAL BANK PLC 
ASSETS FINANCIER
www.assetsfin.co.uk/home/
ATLANTIC STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (NEW YORK) LTD
www.ascbltdonline.com 
BANCA FINANCIAL CARIPPLO
BANCA FINANCIAL CARIPPLO TRUST
www.bfcgroupinternational.net/default.htm 
www.superwinners.net 
www.superwinners.net/ci.htm 
BANK OF ROXBURGHE (GUERNSEY) LIMITED
ROXBURGHE TRUST (GUERNSEY) LIMITED
ROXBURGHE FINANCE LIMITED
www.roxburgheltd.com/finance 
BASEL FINANCIAL TRUST GUERNSEY CHANNEL ISLANDS
www.bslftci.com
www.basfintci.com
BAYSHORE FIDUCIARY
​www.bayshorefiduciary.com
www.bayshorefiduciary.net
BAYSHORE FINANCIAL TRUST
None
BP HAMBROS BANK & TRUST (GUERNSEY) LIMITED
www.bpca-monaco.com
Cannon House Asset
None​
CANTRADE FINANCIAL TRUST
www.cantftci.com
CAPITAL FINANCE (CHANNEL ISLANDS) LTD
www.capitalfin.org
CHANNEL FINANCIAL TRUST BANK (CFTB)
www.channelft.com 
Channel Offshore Guernsey Ltd
www.channeloffshore.com
CHASE CHARTERED BANK 
CHASE CHARTERED BANK CCB OFFSHORE LIMITED
www.ch-c-b.com
www.cglobal-online.com
CITY FIDELITY TRUST BANK 
CITY FIDELITY TRUST BANK (CHANNEL ISLANDS) LTD
www.cityfidelitytrust.com
CMS PRIVATE BANKING, OFFSHORE AND WEALTH ADVISORS
www.bankcms.com
CREDIT NOMINEES BANK
Credit Nominees Online
www.creditnominees-online.com 
www.credit-nb.com/home 
CREDIT TRUST FINANCE LIMITED
www.credittrust-finance.com
www.credittrustfinance.com
www.credittrustfinanceuk.com
CUSTODIAN FINANCIAL TRUST 
CHANNEL FINANCIAL TRUST 
CHANNEL CORPORATION
www.cftrust.com 
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST AND FINANCE (AG)
www.db.agtfo.com
EURO-PACIFIC CONSULTANTS 
EURO-PACIFIC SECURITIES 
EURO-PACIFIC SECURITIES & FINANCE 
EURO PACIFIC FINANCE AND SECURITY COMPANY 
EURO PACIFIC SECURITY AND FINANCE
www.eupacon.com 
EUROPEAN PRIVATE INVESTMENT BANK
www.europeanprivateinvestmentbank.com 
EURO-SWISS FINANCE AND SECURITIES (ESFS) GROUP
www.esfs-g.com 
Associated with :- 
ESFS Group (Guernsey) Limited 
ESFS GROUP Offshore Private Banking (Guernsey) Limited
FIDELITY TRUST COMMUNITY BANK
www.fidelitytrustonline.com
FIRST ACTIVE BANK
www.fagrouponline.com
To note : please do not confuse the above with FIRST ACTIVE PLC which is a genuine bank supervised by the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom and FIRST ACTIVE PLC which is a genuine bank supervised by the Irish Financial Services Authority.
FIRST ACTIVE RESOURCES
www.firstactiveresources.com
FIRST ATLANTIC CHARTERED BANK LTD 
FACB LIMITED
www.facbltd.com 
FIRST CENTURY FUND INVESTMENT LTD
www.fcfil.com 
FIRST CITY BANK PLC (CHANNEL ISLANDS, UK)
None
FIRST NATIONAL INC
www.firstnatl.net 
FORD FINANCIAL SERVICE
http://fordfinservice.com 
www.anchorfinservice.com 
www.fordfingroup.com 
GLOBAL INVESTMENT COMPANY
www.globalinvestmentco.com 
GLOBAL SURETY INSURANCE COMPANY LLC
www.globalsurety-insurance.com
GUERNSEY CF PRIVATE BANKING LIMITED
http://guernseycfltd.tripod.com
GUERNSEY OFFSHORE CREDIT LIMITED
guernseyoffshorecrltd.com
http://guernseyoffshorecrltd.tripod.com
GUERNSEY OFFSHORE PRIVATE BANKING LIMITED
http://guernseyoffshorepbltd.tripod.com 
GULF BUILDING SOCIETY
GULF GUERNSEY LIMITED
www.gulfbuildingsociety.com 
HENTSCH HENCHOZ & CIE
www.hhc-pb.com/private/ 
To note : please do not confuse the above with Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie which is a genuine bank supervised by the Swiss Federal Banking Commission. 
HERMAJESTY FINANCE
hermajestyfin.com/home/contactus.html 
HERITAGE CREDIT INURANCE & SURETY COMPANY
www.heritagecrisc.com
IMBGROUP FINANCE COMPANY (GUERNSEY) LTD 
IMBGROUP BANK PLC
www.imbgroup.com 
INTELLIGENCE FINANCE & SECURITIES (IFS)
www.intellfinance.com
www.ifinsec.com
INTEREUROPE BANK FINANCE COMPANY (GUERNSEY) LIMITED 
INTEREUROPE BANK. COM
www.intereuropebank.com 
INTERNATIONAL MERGER SERVICES
THE IMS GROUP
IMS GROUP
I.M.S. GROUP

​http://internationalmergerservices.com
http://www.imsfinance.com
Investmentcorps
Global Fund Exchangers
www.investmentcorps.com​
JERSEY FUND & MANAGEMENT LIMITED
JERSEY FUND & MANAGEMENT PLC
www.jerseyfundmanagement.com 
JERSEY FUND MANAGEMENT AND TRUST LTD
None
KAPITAL EQUITY UNLIMITED
www.kapitalequity.org 
Kredyt UA Bank
Kredut UA Bank
Kredyt Online Services
Kredyt UA Ukraine
Kredyt Finance Home Bank
Kredyt Finance Banki

www.kbkonlineservices.com
www.kredytbank.com.ua

www.kredytuaonlineservices.com

LAVERNOCK BANK
www.lavernock.com 
LEEDS BANK PLC
www.leedsb.com 
LINE TRUST INTERNATIONAL
 ​www.linetrustinternational.com
LKI OFFSHORE CHANNEL ISLANDS LIMITED 
lkioffshore.com 
lkioffshore.tripod.com 
Marxis Fiduciaries
www.marxisfiduciaries.com
MERIDIAN TRUST AND FINANCE 
www.meridiantrustonline.com 
MERIDIEN TRUST FINANCE
MERIDIEN TRUST FINANCE & TRUST CORPORATION
www.meritrust-online.co.uk 
METROPOLITAN PRIVATE BANK
www.metropolitanprivate.co.uk​ 
MONTGOMERY ROTH INTERNATIONAL 
Montgomery Roth International (Channel Islands) Ltd
Montgomery Roth International (Guernsey) Ltd
Montgomery Roth International (Guernsey) Trustees Ltd
Montgomery Roth International (Channel Islands) Fund Services Ltd
Montgomery Roth International Insurance PCC Ltd
​www.montgomeryrothinternational.com
MULTI TRUST FINANCE
www.multitrustfinance.com 
NATIIONAL TRUST BANK GUERNSEY LIMITED
NATIIONAL TRUST BANK LIMITED 
www.ambonlineaccount.com 
NATIONAL WEST BANK
www.nationalwestbank.com 
NOMURA TRUST BANK
www.nomuratrust.com 
NORTH CREDIT TRUST
www.NorthCreditTrust.com
NORTHERN OFFSHORE TRUST BANK
www.northernoffshore-trust.co.uk 
www.northern-offshore.com/index.htm 
www.north-trust.co.uk 
OFFSHORE CAPITAL CONSERVATOR
www.offshorecapitalcon.com
OFFSHORE CAPITAL CONSERVATOR (JERSEY) LTD
www.offshorecapitalcons.com 
PACIFIC BANKING CORPORATION
www.espacific.net/default.htm 
www.e-pacificonline.net/default.htm 
www.e-pacificgroup.net/default.htm 
PACIFIC TRUST CORPORATION
www.pacifictrustcor.com 
PAN MERCANTILE BANK
PAN MERCANTILE BANK FINANCE COMPANY (GUERNSEY) LIMITED
www.panmercantile-bank.com 
PAN NATIONAL BANK.COM
www.pannnationalbank.com 
Perfect Investment Inc
Perfect Investment Offshore Bank
www.perfect-investment.com
PLATINUM CREDIT & LOAN
www.pcalgroup.com 
PRESTIGE WEALTH SERVICE
www.prestigewealthservice.com
PRECISION CREDIT INSURANCE & SURETY COMPANY
www.precisioninsuranceus.com
RAND INTERNATIONAL BANKING CORPORATION 
RIBC (UK) LIMITED
www.ribcorp.com
RESERVE BANK PLC
RESERVER BANK PLC
READS PACIFIC BANKING INTERTRUST
www.rsvbonline.com 
Rodeville Trust Bank
www.rodevilles.com
ROYAL FINANCE GROUP
www.royalfinancegroup.com
SAXO BANK FINANCE & CO-OPERATION PLC 
SAXO FINANCIAL SECURITIES
www.saxosecured.com 
To note: please do not confuse above with Saxo Bank A/S who are a genuine bank regulated and supervised by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority 
STRONGHOLD PRIVATE BANK
​www.strongholdprivate.co.uk
SUN TRUST CORPORATION
SUNTRUST CORPORATION
www.suncorp.co.uk 
TLMOS Channel Islands
Tilly Asset Management & Investment Services
 www.tlmos.com
TRANS EUROPE BANK
www.transeuropebank.com 
TRANS-ATLANTIC PRIVATE BANK
www.tapb.com 
TRUST CIRCLE (GUERNSEY) LIMITED
None
UNION CREDIT INSURANCE & SURETY
www.unioncreditinsurance.com
UNIVERSAL TRUST & FINANCE BANK
www.universal-trustbk.net 
VENLO FINANCE
VENLO FINANCE & SECURITIES
VENLO FINANCE BANK

www.venlofinance.com

 

www.VenlFnt.com

Western Clwyd Bank
www.westernclwydbank.co.uk​
WESTGATE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
www.westgatecm.com
ZURI CREDIT INSURANCE & SURETY
www.zuricreditinsurance.com

For up to date information issued by the Commission, please use the following links:

Warnings

Prohibitions

The following websites are also useful information resources:

Action Fraud – The homepage of the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre.

Financial Conduct Authority - Protect Yourself - For a list of firms unauthorised to operate in the UK.

Guernsey Police – For infomation, advice, or to report a financial crime.

Guernsey Financial Investigation Unit - For the latest fraud news updates from the FIU.