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News Release 2020-53
April 14, 2020
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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today announced that its Office of Innovation will host three listening sessions on April 16, 20, and 21, to discuss issues and potential solutions relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Listening sessions are used to inform the OCC and participants about emerging topics, issues, or concerns of stakeholders such as banks and nonbanks, including financial technology (fintech) companies.
These sessions will focus on three aspects of the PPP: payroll verification, fraud identification, and backend processes.
Potential solutions may include new products or services (including those developed by fintech companies), partnerships between a bank and fintech company, or other approaches related to responsible innovation in the federal banking system.
Each listening session will last approximately two hours. Parties interested in providing their views should contact OCC's Office of Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which call they are interested in participating.
Bryan Hubbard (202) 649-6870