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Webinar: Should Your Fintech Company Apply for an OCC Charter?

Where ?

Online webinar

When ?

January 24, 2017, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST


During this webinar, panelists will address whether a fintech company should apply, and how it would go about applying, for the proposed fintech OCC charter.

Key topics include:

  • What to consider when evaluating whether a fintech bank makes sense
  • What are the advantages of having an OCC charter
  • Timing, costs, and issues in applying for a charter
  • Key issues that the OCC will be evaluating
  • Composition of the management team
  • Capital and liquidity requirements
  • What it is like to be subject to examination and supervision by the OCC
  • Promoting fair access, financial inclusion and CFPB and other governmental objectives – considerations and solutions.

The panel is made up of former OCC lawyers who dealt with chartering issues during their tenure with the OCC and they will share their experience on these topics and will also be available to answer questions during the webinar Q&A session.

Richard P. Eckman, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP, moderator
Mark T. Dabertin, Special Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP
George Popescu, Editor in Chief, Lending Times
Gregory J. Rubis, Special Counsel, Pepper Hamilton LLP

More information here.


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About the author

George Popescu

Serial entrepreneur.

George sold and exited his most successful company, Boston Technologies (BT) group, in 2014. BT was a technology, market maker, high-frequency trading and inter-broker broker-dealer in the FX Spot, precious metals and CFDs space company. George was the Founder and CEO and he boot-strapped from $0 to a $20+ million in revenue without any equity investment. BT has been #1 fastest growing company in Boston in 2011 according to the Boston Business Journal and the only company being in top 10 fastest in 2012-13 as it was #5 in 2012. BT has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies in the US for 4 years in a row ( #143, #373, #897 and #1270). After the company sale in July 2014 until February 2015 George was Head-of-Strategy for Currency Mountain ( ), a USD 100 million+ holding company focused on retail and medium institutional currencies, precious metals, stocks, fixed income and commodities businesses.

• Over the last 10 years, George founded 10 companies in online lending, craft beer brewery, exotic sports car rental space, hedge funds, peer-reviewed scientific journal ( Journal of Cellular and Molecular medicine…) and more. George advised 30+ early stage start-ups in different fields. George was also a mentor at MIT’s Venture Mentoring Services and Techstar Fintech in NY.

• Previously George obtained 3 Master’s Degrees: a Master’s of Science from MIT working on 3D printing, a Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Supelec, France and a Master’s in Nanosciences from Paris XI University. Previously he worked as a visiting scientist at MIT in Bio-engineering for 2 years. George had 3 undergrad majors: Maths, Physics and Chemistry. His scientific career led to about 10 publications and patents.

• On the business side, Boston Business Journal has named me in the top 40 under 40 in 2012 in recognition of his business achievements.

• George is originally from Romania and grew up in Paris, France.

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