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OCC announces it will begin accepting charter applications from fintechs

On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) announced its decision to begin accepting applications for special purpose national bank charters from financial technology companies (“fintechs”) that are engaged in the business of banking but … Continue reading

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Update on the OCC’s Initiative for the Special Purpose National Bank Charter

Nineteen months have passed since the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency launched its initiative for fintech companies, specifically asserting the OCC’s authority under the National Bank Act to grant a “special purpose national bank charter.”  In his testimony before … Continue reading

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FEMA Pays Exorbitant Price for Charter of Carnival Fascination After Hurricane Maria

According to WRLN in Miami, FEMA grossly overpaid Carnival Cruise Line to charter the Carnival Fascination to provide housing for FEMA workers following Hurricane Maria.  According to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by Daniel Rivero, WLRN states … Continue reading

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Is the U.N. Charter Law?

I think the question of whether the U.N. Charter is law is misleading or meaningless or both, for reasons that I hope this post will make apparent. But now that I have your attention, I want to sketch a few … Continue reading

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Charter Bus Crashes en route to Masters Golf Tournament

Sixteen people are being treated for injuries when a bus crashed on its way to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National on Thursday morning, according to WRDW and the Georgia State Patrol. A tour bus heading from Atlanta to Augusta carrying 18 people … Continue reading

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