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Regulatory Relief
Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and to Facilitate Recovery in Kiowa County, Kansas
FIL-39-2007
May 10, 2007


Summary: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and to facilitate recovery in Kiowa County, Kansas, which suffered major damage from tornadoes on May 4, 2007.

Highlights:
  • Recent tornadoes have caused significant damage in Kiowa County, Kansas.
  • The county was declared a Federal Disaster Area on May 6, 2007.
  • The FDIC is encouraging banks to work constructively with borrowers who are experiencing difficulties beyond their control because of damage caused by the storms.
  • 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 will also consider regulatory relief from certain filing and publishing requirements for banks in the affected areas.

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

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 in Areas Affected by Severe Storms and Tornadoes in Kiowa County, Kansas

Contact:
Assistant Regional Director Stephen P. Gaddie on (816) 234-8095 or SGaddie@fdic.gov

Printable Format:
FIL-39-2007 - PDF 39k (PDF Help)

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Last Updated 03/13/2008 communications@fdic.gov