Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

48 results about this entity

Period: 20 Mar 2006 - 20 Dec 2023

OCC may create innovation unit to help banks compete with fintech firms

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is contemplating setting up a fintech innovation unit to help regulated financial institutions compete on an equal footing with non-bank providers of financial services.

Bank regulator IT examiners need more training - report

American banking regulators are sending staffers with "little or no" tech training to carry out IT examinations at smaller institutions, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

JPMorgan Chase slammed by regulators for control failings after botched derivatives bet

JPMorgan Chase has been sanctioned by US regulators for failures in its risk management operations after it lost more than $6.2 billion on a single credit derivatives trade.

US regulator updates risk guidance after Wachovia telemarketing probe

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has updated risk management guidance for banks dealing with third party payments processors working for merchant clients following its probe into a scam at Wachovia which found that a lack of oversight and control allowed telemarketers to swindle thousands of elderly customers.

FFIEC guidance deadline will lead to surge in phishing, warns US regulator

The US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is warning financial institutions that the Federal Financial Institute Examination Council's (FFIEC) guidance for online authentication could lead to a new wave of phishing fraud.

US regulators call for banks to "red flag" ID theft risks

US regulators are proposing the introduction of new rules that will require all banks to develop an identity theft prevention programme for customers that includes "red flags" to signal a possible risk of ID theft.

US financial sector passes resiliency test

Federal regulatory agencies in the US say that clearing and settlement organisations and other firms that play significant roles in critical financial markets are now considerably more resilient to wide-scale disruptions than before September 11.

US regulators urge banks to plan for bird flu

US regulators are urging financial institutions across the country to devise contingency plans for dealing with a possible widespread outbreak of avian flu.