WASHINGTON — In his first nine months as comptroller of the currency, Thomas Curry has had to deal with a community bank revolt against Basel III, policy heavyweights calling to break up the big banks, and a mortgage servicing settlement that had gone expensively off track — to name just a few pressing issues.

He still faces some of those issues, as well as other challenges including when and how regulators will finish myriad rules required by Dodd-Frank and lingering questions over where the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency stands on preemption.

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