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Notice of Proposals To Engage in Permissible Nonbanking Activities or To Acquire Companies That Are Engaged in Permissible Nonbanking Activities

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The companies listed in this notice have given notice under section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act (12 U.S.C. 1843) (BHC Act) and Regulation Y, (12 CFR part 225) to engage de novo, or to acquire or control voting securities or assets of a company, including the companies listed below, that engages either directly or through a subsidiary or other company, in a nonbanking activity that is listed in § 225.28 of Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.28) or that the Board has determined by Order to be closely related to banking and permissible for bank holding companies. Unless otherwise noted, these activities will be conducted throughout the United States.

Each notice is available for inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notice also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing on the question whether the proposal complies with the standards of section 4 of the BHC Act. Additional information on all bank holding companies may be obtained from the National Information Center website at​nic/​.

Unless otherwise noted, comments regarding the applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors not later than August 25, 2000.

A. Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Betsy Buttrill White, Senior Vice President) 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045-0001:

1. The Bank of New York Company, Inc., New York, New York; The Chase Manhattan Corporation, New York, New York; Comerica Incorporated, Detroit, Michigan; First Union Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina; FleetBoston Financial Corp., Boston, Massachusetts; HSBC Holdings plc, London, England; HSBC Holdings BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands; HSBC USA Inc., Buffalo, New York; The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, plc; The Royal Bank of Scotland plc; RBSG International Holdings Ltd., all of Edinburgh, United Kingdom; and Citizens Financial Group, Inc., Providence, Rhode Island; and Summit Bancorp, Princeton, New Jersey; to engage de novo through its subsidiary, NYCE Corporation, Woodcliff, New Jersey, and thereby acquire membership interests of the SafeCheck Company, L.L.C., a newly formed Delaware LLC, that will develop, implement and market the SafeCheck Prototype, in nonbanking activities using the SafeCheck Prototype, and thereby engage in (i) check verification, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(14) of Regulation Y, and (ii) check debit, pursuant to § 225.28(b)(2) of Regulation Y.

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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 7, 2000.

Robert deV. Frierson,

Associate Secretary of the Board.

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[FR Doc. 00-20348 Filed 8-10-00; 8:45 am]