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ABA Banking Journal Podcast

In the more than eight years since the Dodd-Frank Act passed, just 13 new U.S. banks have been chartered — and in some years, no new banks have been chartered at all. ABA Chairman Ken Burgess, who co-founded FirstCapital Bank of Texas as a de novo two decades ago, is concerned about these numbers.

Newsbytes

To ensure transparency and clarity as the OCC begins granting special-purpose national bank charters for fintech companies, ABA urged the agency to solicit public comment and pursue federal interagency cooperation when it weighs action on charter applications.

Compliance/Risk

The OCC’s plan to issue limited-purpose national bank charters to fintech companies is not a path to “light-touch” regulation, nor will it mix banking and commerce, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said at an industry conference in New York today.

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