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Entity that is not authorised to grant credit, carry out credit intermediation or provide advisory services for credit agreements - "INTERMARKETBANK"

1. Banco de Portugal warns that the alleged entity that has been acting through the sites and, as well the email address; is not authorised to carry out in Portugal any financial activity subject to the supervision of Banco de Portugal, such as lending, intermediation or advisory services related with credit agreements.

2. Lending, as set forth in Article 4 (1) (b) of the Legal Framework of Credit Institutions and Financial Companies (RGICSF, approved by Decree-Law No 298/92 of 31 December 1992), credit intermediation activities and the provision of  advisory services for credit agreements, as set forth in article 4 of the legal framework of credit intermediaries approved by Decree-Law No. 81-C/2017 of 7 July 2017, may only be performed by authorised undertakings, as laid down in article 10 of the RGICSF and in articles 5 and 7 of the framework applicable to credit intermediaries.

3. Although the lists of undertakings authorized to carry out lending activities, act as credit intermediaries and provide advisory services related with credit agreements are available on Banco de Portugal’s website, it has come to Banco de Portugal knowledge several situations in which the name of such authorized entities is misused by third parties in fraudulent schemes,  therefore if you have any doubts, you should contact Banco de Portugal through the available form on the its website or by sending an email to