WASHINGTON - There's no denying it: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has been on a long losing streak.

Scores of banks have left the Comptroller's fold to get state charters: 49 in 1992, 74 in 1993, 60 in 1994, and 25 in the first six months of 1995. Even subtracting state banks that have switched to national charters the numbers are substantial: 33 in 1992, 62 in 1993, 49 in 1994, and 14 so far this year.

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