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State Bank Regulators Look to Pick Another Fight with OCC on Fintech Charter with Renewed Litigation

According to a post on the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), the group is gearing up for more litigation pertaining to the renewed push by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and their Fintech Charter. The CSBS is a national lobbying… Read More

PeerIQ CEO Ram Ahluwalia on OCC Fintech Charter: Consumers Win if it is Implemented Correctly

At the end of July, the US Department of Treasury published a wide-sweeping document on Fintech innovation in the US and what must be done to boost innovation in financial services. While much of the document addressed much needed regulatory reform and overlapping state and… Read More

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to Hold Fintech Office Hours in NYC this September

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will be holding Innovation Office Hours, September 25-27, 2018, in New York. The open office hours are timely as the OCC just recently announced it will start accepting Fintech Charters for special purpose national banks. The… Read More

Attorney Brian Korn: Fintech Charters Will NOT be Effective Unless Federal Preemption is Available to Holders

After years of discussion, and multiple attempts by traditional finance to block a Fintech Charter offered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), in a surprise move the OCC announced this week it would begin accepting applications from Fintechs to gain a… Read More

Financial Innovation Now, the Group that Represents Amazon, Apple, Google & More, Welcomes OCCs Decision to Move Forward with Fintech Charter

Financial Innovation Now (FIN), the group that represents big techs interest in Fintech, has issued a comment on the decision by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to move forward with a Fintech Charter following the release of a report on Fintech by… Read More

Here is the Licensing Manual Supplement from the OCC Pertaining to Applications for Fintech Charters

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced its intent to move forward with Fintech Charters following a policy document on Fintech published by the US Department of Treasury. The announcement was accompanied by an update to the OCC’s licensing manual. The document… Read More

Boom: OCC Begins Accepting Fintech Charter Applications Following Treasury Report that Urged Comptroller to Move Forward

Following a report on Fintech published by the US Department of Treasury that encouraged the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to move forward with Fintech Charters, the OCC announced it has begun accepting applications for “national bank charters from non-depository financial technology… Read More

Flyover Country No More: Silicon Prairie Portal & Exchange Combines Intrastate with JOBS Act Crowdfunding Exemptions, Preps Blockchain based Secondary Market

The JOBS Act of 2012 was create with the recognition of the importance of providing funding to early stage ventures and entrepreneurs. Access to capital can be really hard. This is even more true if you happen to live outside of prominent hotbeds of innovation… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Schedules Hearing with OCC Chief Joseph Otting to Discuss Financial Industry Regulation

The House Financial Services Committee has scheduled a hearing entitled “Financial Industry Regulation: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.” The hearing, which will involve the Comptroller of the OCC Joseph Otting, will take place on Wednesday, June 13 at 10AM ET at the Rayburn… Read More

Office of Comptroller of the Currency Encourages Banks to Issue Small Loans to Consumers

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a Bulletin today encouraging banks to issue small loans to consumers. In past years, banks have shied away from providing credit that was deemed too high risk to pursue and too costly to originate. As… Read More

OCC to Hold Innovation Office Hours in San Francisco to Promote Responsible Federal Banking System Innovation

On Thursday, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced it will hold Innovation Office Hours, on July 17th-19th, in San Francisco to promote responsible innovation in the federal banking system. According to the OCC, the Office Hours are one-on-one meetings with OCC… Read More

State Bank Regulators Take Step Forward to Streamline Licensing Process for Fintechs. Is this a Good Thing?

Yesterday, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) took a step forward to streamline the process of licensing  Fintech firms seeking to operate across the US. If you are based outside the US you may be surprised to know that banks and Fintechs must comply… Read More

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Warns that Online Bluegate Industrial Bank is Fake, Domain Registered in Benin

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has posted a warning regarding an entity calling itself Bluegate Industrial Bank USA, N.A.. The OCC said the firm claims to be an online financial institution offering regular banking products as well as loan services. Apparently… Read More

Joseph Otting Has a Lot on His Plate as the New Comptroller

Joseph Otting, a former banker and CEO of OneWest Bank, was approved by the Senate in a party line vote last week to take over the helm at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). As Comptroller, Otting will be stepping into an… Read More

Like a Bad Dream: Community Banks Fire Back at Acting Comptroller of the Currency & His Insistence Competition is Good for Banks

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika delivered a speech this week that has the traditional banking industry up in arms.  Noreika made the heretical statement that competition is good for the banking industry inciting the wrath of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA),… Read More

Acting Comptroller Noreika: Fintech’s Should be Free to Seek a National Bank Charter

At Georgetown University today, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika reaffirmed his belief that Fintech s should have the option to apply for a national bank charter or Fintech Charter as it is frequently called. While there was little new in the presentation delivered… Read More

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Hammers CFPB Arbitration Rule

Keith Noreika, acting Comptroller of the Currency, published an Op-Ed in the Hill on Friday that hammered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) decision to push forward an updated rule on arbitration clauses for financial service firms. At the time the ruling was announced, CFPB… Read More

Reason for Optimism: OCC Chief Says Reducing Regulatory Burden Means More Economic Opportunity

Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Keith Noreika, delivered a speech to midsize bank risk officers today that struck a positive note. The head of the OCC said there was much room for optimism as the regulatory pendulum has shifted away from the monolithic belief that… Read More

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika Addresses Online Lending & Fintech Innovation

Speaking at the Online Lending Policy Summit in Washington, DC, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika discussed the online lending industry and his perspective on responsible innovation. Noreika told the conference participants; “I see the growth of online lending and marketplace lenders as the… Read More

OCC Motion to Dismiss Regarding Conference of State Bank Supervisors Lawsuit: A Fatally Premature Attempt to Remedy a Speculative Harm

Earlier this month the Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) fired off a counter salvo in the legal battle regarding the OCC Fintech Charter. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) launched an attack against the OCC this past spring. Many Fintech industry participants… Read More

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