New York Regulator Opposes the OCC’s Fintech Charter

The comment period for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s fintech charter proposal closed on January 17 and the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) was among the commenters; the NY DFS opposes the federal fintech charter; says state regulations have evolved to provide the necessary oversight; also notes that the regulations will create confusion, harm small business innovation, create monopolized institutions, increase competitive risks of non-bank entities and facilitate evasion of consumer protection.  Source