Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry is trying to create a tougher, more ethical agency, he testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill.

The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held an hours-long hearing that examined years of lax anti-money-laundering controls at HSBC's U.S. unit. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the chairman of the panel, criticized the quality of supervision at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

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