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OCC
Office of Comptroller of the Currency
    
OCC Charters, regulates and supervises all national banks. It also supervises all federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.
    
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (or OCC) was established by the National Currency Act of 1863 and serves to Charter, regulate, and supervise all national banks and the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States. Currently the Comptroller of the Currency is John Dugan.
    
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., it has four district offices located in New York City, Chicago, Dallas and Denver. It has an additional 48 field offices throughout the United States, and a London office to supervise the international activities of national banks. It is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury and is headed by the Comptroller of the Currency.
    
The OCC ensures the safety and soundness of the national banking system, fosters competition by allowing banks to Offer new products and services, ensures fair and equal access to financial services to all Americans, enforces anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism finance laws that apply to national banks and federally-licensed branches and agencies of international banks and it is the agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting acts of misconduct committed by Institution-affiliated parties of national banks, including officers, directors, employees, agents and independent contractors (including appraisers, attorneys and accountants).
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