Comptroller of the Currency

Definition:

Short for. the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). This federal agency regulates, watches over, and charters national banks (not state banks) and also is in charge of foreign banks conducting business in the U.S. The OCC is headed by the Comptroller of the Currency who is appointed by the President.

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