Brian Brooks

‘Banks are the infrastructure’: OCC leader on pandemic, recovery, CRA

06/07/20

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks says financial institutions are needed more than ever to “sustain existing businesses” and help entrepreneurs rebuild. Meanwhile, reforming the Community Reinvestment Act, he says, can “unblock opportunities” in minority neighborhoods.

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Waters criticizes OCC chief's comments on stay-at-home orders

06/05/20

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks had suggested states and municipalities should end "indefinite shutdowns" meant to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Democratic lawmaker said he was going against the public health recommendations.

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OCC weighing major changes to its technology framework

06/04/20

The agency sought industry feedback on a host of potential changes to ensure that rules are “sufficiently flexible and clear in light of the technological advances that have transformed the financial industry over the past two decades."

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Acting comptroller warns on masks; stimulus debit cards cause confusion

06/02/20

Brian Brooks says coronavirus mandates, such as masks, could potentially harm banks; some recipients of the Treasury prepaid cards don’t believe they are for real.

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'Indefinite shutdowns' harming U.S. economy, new OCC chief says

06/01/20

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks took the extraordinary step of wading into the debate over when it was appropriate to reopen businesses.

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OCC finishes rule meant to sidestep 'Madden' ruling

05/29/20

The new regulation is intended as a workaround for banks affected by the 2015 decision that created legal uncertainty for loans sold across state lines.

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