Bank of Credit and Commerce International

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Bank of Credit and Commerce International

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • BCCI

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Description area

Dates of existence

1972-1991

History

The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) was founded in 1972 by Agha Hasan Abedi, a Pakistani financier. Within a decade, it operated in 78 countries, had over 400 branches, and had assets in excess of US$ 20 billion making it the 7th largest private bank in the world by assets.

On July 5, 1991, regulators shut BCCI down.

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Relationships area

Related entity

Alexander, Alan, b. 1943, university professor

Identifier of the related entity

P0673

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1991

Description of relationship

In 1991, Alan Alexander was commissioned by by the Western Isles Island Council to conduct an independent enquiry into the losses sustained by the Council in the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

Related entity

Western Isles Island Council

Identifier of the related entity

C0059

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1991

Description of relationship

The Council sustained losses in the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

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Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0057

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Victoria Peters, March 2010.

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