Commercial & Enterprise Payments

Fintechs Now Can Apply for National Bank Charters: Update—Has the Train Stalled?

Further definition is available, but potential roadblocks await

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has doubled down on its intent to grant special purpose national bank charters to financial technology companies (fintechs). However, it is unknown if and how new OCC leadership will interpret the initiative. Meanwhile, state regulators have introduced a lawsuit to prevent implementation.

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