Search Results for: occ

Revolut Adds Feature that Tracks Subscriptions, Re-occuring Payments – Block Them When You Want

Digital bank Revolut has launched a new feature that enables its users to track subscriptions and re-occurring payments to more easily manage these expenditures.  The “Subscriptions” feature organizes these charges in a single location so users can see how much they are spending and on… Read More

OCC Crypto Guidance Used to Assure National Banks as Certain States Move Aggressively into Digital Assets

Earlier this week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – the leading national bank regulator, provided guidance on banks and stablecoins. The guidance was designed to provide “greater regulatory certainty for banks” operating in this sector. Stablecoins are digital assets typically tied… Read More

OCC Issues Interpretive Letter on Banks and Stablecoins, SEC Comments on its Position Regarding Digital Assets

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), part of the US Department of Treasury, has issued an interpretive letter pertaining to banks and federal savings entities pertaining to “certain stablecoins.” Stablecoins are digital currencies that are based on a fiat currency or specific… Read More

OCC to Start Processing Charter Applications from Fintechs: Report

  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will start processing Fintech applications to become federally chartered firms as soon as this week, according to a report. The acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks has only been managing the regulator since May… Read More

OCC Issues Letter Clarifying Banks Ability to Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has posted a letter clarifying national banks’ and federal savings associations’ authority to provide cryptocurrency custody services for customers. The OCC is the lead bank regulator in the US. Recently, the OCC has issued several forwarding… Read More

The OCC Issues Proposed True Lender Rule that Should Clarify Online Lenders and Bank Relationships

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has proposed a rule that would determine when a national bank or federal savings association (bank) makes a loan and is the “true lender” in the context of a partnership between a bank and a third… Read More

Joseph Otting to Step Down as Comptroller of the OCC, Former Coinbase Chief Legal Officer & Current OCC First Deputy Brian Brooks to Become Acting Comptroller

Comptroller of the Currency Joseph M. Otting will step down from the office on May 29, 2020, according to a release posted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).  Current OCC First Deputy and Chief Operating Officer Brian P. Brooks will take… Read More

KuCoin Announces “Project Pinocchio” With Multiple Blockchain Institutions to Tackle Dishonest Behaviors in the Crypto Space

Singapore-based global cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin recently announced the launch of its new project “Project Pinocchio” together with 21 blockchain institutions from around the world. KuCoin describes Project Pinocchio as a neutral and credible alert platform for less trustworthy projects in the cryptocurrency industry. The platform… Read More

Orange Money to Allow Users in Morocco to Make Payments via Digital Wallets Linked to their Mobile Phone Numbers

Orange is launching Orange Money in Morocco. The solution will allow mobile customers, regardless of which telecom operator they use, to perform transactions through a digital wallet linked with their cell phone number.  Orange Money will allow smartphone users to perform everyday financial transactions, pay… Read More

Here is the Consent Order Filed by the OCC Regarding M.Y. Safra Bank Cryptocurrency Infractions

Recently the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), issued what is believed to be the first enforcement action against a bank dealing in digital assets. The target of the consent order was M.Y. Safra Bank. According to the Order, the bank was a… Read More

Morocco Pursues Crowdfunding Legislation: Report

Morocco has adopted a bill to create a legal framework for crowdfunding according to a report on Media24. The legislation is designed to: “… contribute to the mobilization of new sources of funding for the benefit of very small, small and medium-sized enterprises and young people… Read More

UK Launched GFIN Expands with Addition of US Regulators; SEC, FDIC, OCC Join Current Member CFTC to Support Global Fintech Mission

GFIN, or the Global Financial Innovation Network, has gained multiple US regulators as members. GFIN now lists the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as members joining the Commodity Futures Trading Commission… Read More

Final Judgement: OCC Loses Fintech Charter Legal Battle as Judge Rules in Favor of New York State Department of Financial Services

Customers Lose as Fintech Charter Shot Down by US District Court This week, Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ruled against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), in its ongoing legal battle to… Read More

Conference of State Bank Supervisors Denied Again as DC Federal Court Shoots Down Attempt to Challenge OCC Fintech Charter

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has been rebuffed once again in its attempt to stymie looming Fintech banking competition. In a decision issued yesterday (September 3, 2019), the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered that the CSBS pursuit of a… Read More

Wirecard Partners With Morocco National Airline Royal Air Maroc to Integrate Digital Payments Globally

German payment platform Wirecard announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with Morocco’s national airline Royal Air Maroc to integrate digital payments globally. Wirecard reported it will handle all the payments for the airline’s online and travel agency bookings. “Royal Air Maroc is set… Read More

Protestors Bilked by TRON Impersonation Scam Occupy Affiliate Office in Beijing

Protestors believing they were bilked out of 200 million yuan ($29 million USD) by the cryptocurrency/blockchain project TRON occupied the offices of TRON affiliate company Raybo Monday in Beijing. The protestors were eventually “removed” from the offices by police, TRON CEO Justin Sun claimed in a response on… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Gets Go Ahead to Pursue OCC Fintech Charter Lawsuit

The US District Court Southern District of New York has greenlighted the lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency filed by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). The legal battle is an ongoing attack by DFS to challenge OCC’s Fintech… Read More

After Years of Debate, Avant May be the First to Receive an OCC Fintech Charter

Online lender Avant is said to be in “late-stage discussions” concerning the approval of an Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Fintech charter. The news was apparently revealed on Politico Pro. Big scoop by @vtg2 on @Avant_US in late stage discussions re: @USOCC #FinTech… Read More

McKinsey Report, Blockchain’s Occam Problem, Says Blockchain is Stuck in Stage One. Blockchain Advocates Respond

This past week, global consultancy firm McKinsey published a widely read report on the emerging blockchain industry, titled, Blockchain’s Occam problem. In brief, McKinsey said that blockchain is failing to live up to its perceived potential. While billions of dollars are being spent on experimentation… Read More

Blockchain Perhaps? OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, FinCEN & NCUA Encourage Banks to Innovate When it Comes to AML/BSA Compliance

Multiple federal agencies have come together to encourage banks to innovate when it comes to compliance. The statement is part of a governmental working group that has been created to collaborate between some of the financial regulatory entities. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency… Read More

Send this to a friend