Lauren Oppenheimer to Serve as Chief of Staff to the Acting Comptroller

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the appointment of Lauren Oppenheimer as Chief of Staff to Acting Comptroller Michael J. Hsu.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced the appointment of Lauren Oppenheimer as Chief of Staff to Acting Comptroller Michael J. Hsu.

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OCC Reports on Risks, Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Federal Banking System

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today reported the key issues facing the federal banking system and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal banking industry in its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Fall 2021.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today reported the key issues facing the federal banking system and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal banking industry in its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Fall 2021.

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OCC Solicits Academic Papers, Research on Climate Risk in Banking and Finance

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is soliciting academic-focused papers and policy-focused research on climate risk in banking and finance for presentation to the OCC on June 6-7, 2022.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is soliciting academic-focused papers and policy-focused research on climate risk in banking and finance for presentation to the OCC on June 6-7, 2022.

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OCC Releases CRA Evaluations for 17 National Banks and Federal Savings Associations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public during the period of November 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released a list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that became public during the period of November 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021.

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Agencies Announce Threshold for Smaller Loan Exemption from Appraisal Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced that the 2022 threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans will…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency today announced that the 2022 threshold for exempting loans from special appraisal requirements for higher-priced mortgage loans will increase from $27,200 to $28,500.

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OCC Announces Assessment Rates for Calendar Year 2022

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is publishing its assessment rates for the 2022 calendar year, maintaining the rates established for 2021.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is publishing its assessment rates for the 2022 calendar year, maintaining the rates established for 2021.

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OCC Issues First and Second Quarter 2022 CRA Evaluation Schedule

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released its schedule of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluations to be conducted in the first and second quarters of 2022.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released its schedule of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) evaluations to be conducted in the first and second quarters of 2022.

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OCC Clarifies Bank Authority to Engage in Certain Cryptocurrency Activities and Authority of OCC to Charter National Trust Banks

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a letter confirming that national banks and federal savings associations must demonstrate that they have adequate controls in place before they can engage in certain cryptocurrency, di…

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a letter confirming that national banks and federal savings associations must demonstrate that they have adequate controls in place before they can engage in certain cryptocurrency, distributed ledger, and stablecoin activities.

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Agencies Issue Joint Statement on Crypto-Asset Policy Initiative and Next Steps

Federal bank regulatory agencies today issued a statement summarizing their interagency “policy sprints” focused on crypto-assets and providing a roadmap of future work related to crypto-assets.

Federal bank regulatory agencies today issued a statement summarizing their interagency "policy sprints" focused on crypto-assets and providing a roadmap of future work related to crypto-assets.

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Agencies Approve Final Rule Requiring Computer-Security Incident Notification

Federal bank regulatory agencies today announced the approval of a final rule to improve the sharing of information about cyber incidents that may affect the U.S. banking system.

Federal bank regulatory agencies today announced the approval of a final rule to improve the sharing of information about cyber incidents that may affect the U.S. banking system.

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