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Financial Institution Letters

Regulatory Relief
Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Kentucky Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding
FIL-29-2009
June 4, 2009


Summary: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Kentucky affected by recent severe storms, tornadoes, mudslides and flooding.

Highlights:

  • Severe storms, tornadoes, flooding and mudslides that began on May 3, 2009, have caused significant property damage in Kentucky.
  • A federal disaster was declared on May 29, 2009, and includes individual assistance for Breathitt, Floyd, Owsley, and Pike counties.
  • The FDIC is encouraging banks to work constructively with borrowers who are experiencing difficulties beyond their control because of damage caused by these disasters.
  • Extending repayment terms, restructuring existing loans or easing terms for new loans, if done in a manner consistent with sound banking practices, can contribute to the health of the community and serve the long-term interests of the lending institution.
  • The FDIC also will consider granting regulatory relief from certain filing and publishing requirements.

Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
in Kentucky

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Compliance Officer
Chief Lending Officer

Related Topics:
Lending
Investments
Publishing Requirements
Consumer Laws

Attachment:
Supervisory Practices Regarding Depository Institutions And Borrowers Affected By Severe
Storms and Flooding in Kentucky

Contact:
Assistant Regional Director John Poskonka at (312) 382-7520 or jposkonka@fdic.gov

Printable Format:
FIL-29-2009 - PDF (PDF Help)

Note:
FDIC financial institution letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2009/index.html.

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Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226
(1-877-275-3342 or 703-562- 2200).




Last Updated 6/4/2009 communications@fdic.gov