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Inappropriate use of names that include the word 'Bancorp'

Notice: 14 July 2011

Restricted words

The use of certain words (called ‘restricted words’) by entities incorporated in New Zealand is restricted by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 (‘the Act’).

The word ‘bancorp’ is a restricted word for the Act's purposes. Restricted words may not be used as registered names or names under which any activity is carried on.

Entities using the word 'Bancorp'

It has come to our attention the entities listed below appear to be carrying on business using the word ‘Bancorp’ inappropriately in their trading names. This is contrary to the provisions of the Act.

None of these entities are licensed or prudentially supervised by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand or any other New Zealand authority.

Entity legal name
Entity trading name Website
AKY Corp Limited
AKI Bancorp
2320293 Limited Central Bancorp
Cetra Corp LP Cetra Bancorp
2108535 Limited Diversity Capital Bancorp de Mexico
1967712 Limited (struck off) EuroCapital Bancorp
GBH Private Trust Limited GBH Private Bancorp
Global European Finance Limited Global European Bancorp
2076102 Limited Joseph Bancorp
The Magnus Trust Limited Magnus Bancorp and Trust
Offshore Services Limited Pacific Bancorp
Quro Savings Limited Quro Bancorp
Amena Capital Limited United Bancorp
WPBC Limited Western Pacific Bancorp
User Capital Group Limited User Bancorp