This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 22 of the Financial Supervision Act 1988.


Intereurope Bank

Intereurope Bank Finance Company (Isle of Man) Limited

Midland Finance Marketing Group

The Commission has recently become aware of the activities of the above entities which it has been reported have made claims that they have offices in the Isle of Man, are licensed by the Commission and are covered by the Depositor’s Compensation Scheme.

None of these entities are or ever have been licensed by the Commission on the Isle of Man nor are they covered or ever have been by the Depositor’s Compensation Scheme.  No genuine links between the entities and the Isle of Man have been established by the Commission. The Isle of Man address of these entities, quoted on the above website, does not exist.

There is no connection between the above entities and the former Midland Bank Limited, now part of HSBC Bank PLC, a genuine licenceholder of the Commission. Details of all current licenceholders are available on the website of the Commission at www.fsc.gov.im under the “Licenceholders” button the left hand side of our Home Page.

Under the circumstances the Commission would strongly urge persons considering dealing with any of these entities to exercise the greatest possible caution before proceeding, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.

Any persons who are already involved in any dealings with the above entities and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44 1624 689313 or by e-mail to fsc@gov.im.