Full Service Bank

Full Service Bank

by James Adams, Douglas Frantz

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This unflinching probe of the money-laundering, drug-trafficking, official-bribing banking operation BCCI is a first-rate tale of crime and scandal. (Mar.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
Founded in 1972, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) started out as a small Third World banking operation and became in 20 years ``one of the world's largest privately owned banks with $20 billion in assets and four hundred branches spread across 73 countries at its zenith.'' Unfortunately it came crashing down in July 1991 when banking regulators in England, the United States, and other countries closed it down. BCCI's dramatic rise and fall is documented in this book, and the cast of characters include oil-rich Arabs, a Middle Eastern terrorist (Abu Nidal), a Latin American dictator (Manuel Noriega), Columbian drug lords, Federal undercover agents et. al. Add a few key dramatic elements such as murder, drug smuggling, money laundering, CIA covert-like operations and it makes for quite a story. While failed banks and savings & loans have become common in the United States, it is still a new and terrifying phenomenon in other countries, where depositors are not insured and risk losing everything because of such corrupt banking practices. The authors present a convincing case for increased global banking regulation and oversight to prevent any future BCCI disasters. Highly recommended for public libraries and special libraries with business collections.-- Richard Drezen, Mer rill Lynch Lib., New York

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