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Comptroller of the Currency

Short for. the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). This federal agency regulates, watches over, and charters national banks (not state banks) and also is in charge of foreign banks conducting business in the U.S. The OCC is headed by the Comptroller of the Currency who is appointed by the President.

Comptroller of the Currency

The head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which is an agency of the U.S. Government that regulates and supervises all banks (but not thrifts) in the United States. The Comptroller of the Currency is charged with enforcing banking regulation, prosecuting crimes committed by bank officials in the performance (or non-performance) of their duties, and helping to ensure equal access to banks by all American citizens. He or she is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Comptroller of the Currency.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, housed in the US Department of the Treasury, charters, regulates, and oversees national banks.

The comptroller ensures bank integrity, fosters economic growth, promotes competition among banks, and guarantees that people have access to adequate financial services.

The comptroller does this by enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act and federal fair lending laws, which mandate that access. The comptroller is appointed by the US president and confirmed by the Senate.

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In a separate, coordinated action, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced the execution of a formal agreement with Huntington National Bank, Columbus, Ohio, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated.
The proposal was issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision.
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CHICAGO -- Bank One has received the highest possible rating for its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance from its primary regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host workshops for directors of nationally chartered community banks in Peoria, Illinois, at the Embassy Suites Hotel, June 27-28, 2010.
The rules announced were developed jointly by the Treasury Department, Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the seven federal functional regulators, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has been at the forefront of Federal Agencies in taking advantage of industry best practices, and deploying the most advanced technology to assure the success of their mission: ensuring the safety and soundness of the national banking system and providing fair and equal access to financial services for all Americans," said Roy Pinchot, CEO of TeleContinuity.
WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host workshops for directors of nationally chartered community banks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Hilton Tulsa Southern Hills, July 20-21, 2010.
It was issued by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision.
These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to the local and national economy, the Bank's performance, regulatory matters and those discussed in filings by the Bank with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
WASHINGTON, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will host workshops for directors of nationally chartered community banks in Boston, at the Hyatt Regency Boston, June 15-16, 2010.

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