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Financial Institution Letters

Regulatory Relief
Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and to Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Florida Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding
August 29, 2008

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 areas of Florida affected by recent severe storms, tornadoes and flooding.

  • Severe storms, tornadoes and flooding have caused significant property damage to areas of Florida. A federal disaster was declared August 24th.
  • The counties of Brevard, Hendry, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Volusia have been declared federal disaster areas. Individuals and households in these counties may be eligible for federal assistance.
  • The FDIC is encouraging financial institutions 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 will also consider regulatory relief from certain filing and publishing requirements for banks in the affected areas.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
in Florida

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Compliance Officer
Chief Lending Officer

Related Topics:
Publishing Requirements
Consumer Laws

Supervisory Practices Regarding Depository Institutions and Borrowers Affected by Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding in Florida

Assistant Regional Director David B. Crumby at (678) 916-2173 or DCrumby@fdic.gov

Printable Format:
FIL-86-2008 - PDF (PDF Help)

FDIC financial institution letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2008/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 8/29/2008 communications@fdic.gov