WASHINGTON — In his first speech as comptroller of the currency, Thomas Curry touted the benefits of the national charter and the local perspective and expertise of OCC examiners.

The comments, made Tuesday in remarks to a small business lending summit in Washington, come as more community banks and thrifts are converting to state charters amid increased regulatory costs and a perceived one-size-fits-all approach at the OCC.

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