Browsing: De novo banks


The FDIC anticipates “an increase in chartering activity as general economic conditions continue to improve,” the agency said in response to a letter from Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) questioning the agency’s effort to create a favorable environment for new de novo bank institutions.


Several fintech companies—including one virtual currency firm—have made inquiries to the OCC about applying for national bank charters, American Banker reported this week, citing comments by OCC Chief Counsel Amy Friend at a recent fintech forum at George Washington University.


Frank Keating discusses top banking issues—from regulatory relief and cybersecurity to de novos and the future of the mutual charter—with Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry.

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