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A National Bank Examiner’s lifestyle, tools, and responsibilities have evolved significantly since the OCC’s creation in 1863. Examiners apply in-depth knowledge to ensure that national banks and federal savings associations operate in a safe and sound manner, provide fair access to financial services, treat customers fairly, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. See some of the tools of the trade, learn about shifts in responsibilities, and read tales from the frontlines of bank supervision.
To commemorate the OCC's 160th Anniversary, the agency has installed a curated historical display. Photos of the display can be seen below.
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The OCC has steadfastly served the American public for 160 years by ensuring the federal banking system is safe and sound, provides fair access to financial services, treats customers fairly, and complies with applicable laws and regulations.