OCC uses stage to advocate for its interests
During his general session presentation at the ICBA convention, Acting Comptroller John Walsh defended his agency against the notion that state banking departments understand smaller banks better than they do, and against a congressional effort to create an additional appeals process for exams.
Walsh promoted the value of the national charter, saying the OCC offers “local perspective, national expertise.” He said the agency has more than 60 offices around the country, where local OCC officials have “full decision-making authority for satisfactorily . . .
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