The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the US Treasury Department that serves to charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and several other types of institutions, had introduced a specialized bank charter in 2018 that would not have… Read More
There are two ways that big business competes in the USA. You can provide a better product or service for your customers or you can work with elected and appointed officials to block innovative firms. Of course, the consumer loses out in all this, but… Read More
Last week, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) sent a letter to the attention of Kathy Moe, Regional Director of the FDIC in San Francisco. The subject of the letter was the ICBA’s vehement opposition to Fintech darling SoFi’s effort to become a licensed… Read More
Last December, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – part of the Department of Treasury- proposed a “National Bank Charter for Fintech Companies”. The exploration stirred up a hornet’s nest of public officials that were not too pleased the OCC would think… Read More
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