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Banker's Toolbox Announces — ACQUISITION OF LOAN LOSS RESERVE POWERHOUSE, MAINSTREET TECHNOLOGIES
Banker's Toolbox, Inc., leaders in compliance solutions for financial institutions, announced the acquisition of Georgia-based MainStreet Technologies (MST). MST is an industry leader in the loan risk management space. This acquisition adds to a strong and growing portfolio of compliance-related solutions and will continue to enhance the value Banker's Toolbox brings to both their customers and the industry. (Read full press release here.)

OCC to accept applications from fintech companies

As if coordinated with the Treasury Department's Tuesday release of a report that encourages the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to "further develop its special purpose national bank charter, previously announced in December 2016" [see the Top Story], the OCC has announced [News Release 2018-74] it will begin accepting applications for special purpose national bank charters from nondepository financial technology (fintech) companies engaged in the business of banking. The decision was documented in a policy statement and supplement to the OCC’s Comptroller's Licensing Manual, both published Tuesday.

Qualifying fintech companies also may apply for federal charters under the OCC’s authority to charter full-service national banks and other special purpose banks, such as trust banks, banker’s banks, and credit card banks.

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