In May of this year, Brian Brooks took office as Acting Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). During his short tenure, Brooks has already made statements regarding the role of banking organizations in supporting communities, approved the first national charter to a fintech organization and suggested a federal payments charter. He has even asked for public input on how banks store and manage crypto.
It is clear that Brooks has a significantly updated perspective on the role of the OCC than his predecessors or the leaders of other regulatory bodies. It is still to be seen how broad the changes in regulations will be going forward.
We are fortunate to be granted an exclusive interview with Brian Brooks, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Brooks’ background includes roles at OneWest Bank, the board at Fannie Mae and as chief legal officer at Coinbase. In today’s episode, we discuss the speed of how regulations are changing and the expected impact on legacy banking.