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Financial Institution Letters

Regulatory Relief
Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and to Facilitate Recovery in Storm- and Flood-Affected Areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio
FIL-75-2007
September 4, 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 areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio that have suffered major damage from storms and flooding.

Highlights:

  • Severe storms and flooding have caused significant damage to areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio.
  • In Minnesota, the counties of Fillmore, Houston, Winona, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha and Dodge have been declared federal disaster areas.
  • In Wisconsin, the counties of Crawford, La Crosse, Richland, Sauk and Vernon have been declared federal disaster areas.
  • In Ohio, the counties of Allen, Crawford, Hancock, Putnam, Richland and Wyandot have been declared federal disaster areas.
  • The FDIC is encouraging banks to work constructively with borrowers who are experiencing difficulties beyond their control because of damage caused by the storms and floods.
  • 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 Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio

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 Flooding in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio

Contacts:

  • For Minnesota, Assistant Regional Director Mark S. Moylan
    at (816) 234-9029 or MMoylan@fdic.gov
  • For Wisconsin, Assistant Regional Director Javier S. Serna
    at (312) 382-7520 or JSerna@fdic.gov
  • For Ohio, Assistant Regional Director Kirk L. Holt
    at (312) 382-7592 or KHolt@fdic.gov

Printable Format:
FIL-75-2007 - PDF (PDF Help)

Note:
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Last Updated 9/4/2007 communications@fdic.gov