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Regulatory Relief
Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and to Facilitate Recovery in Areas of North Dakota Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding
FIL-18-2009
April 20, 2009


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 North Dakota affected by recent severe storms and flooding.

Highlights:
  • Severe storms and flooding that began on March 13, 2009, have caused significant property damage in North Dakota.
  • A federal disaster was declared on March 24, 2009, which was amended on April 10 to include individual assistance for the counties of Adams, Barnes, Billings, Burleigh, Cass, Dickey, Emmons, Foster, Grand Forks, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Mercer, Morton, Nelson, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele, Stutsman, Towner, Traill, and Williams.
  • The FDIC is encouraging banks to work constructively with borrowers who are experiencing difficulties beyond their control because of damage caused by the severe storms and flooding.
  • 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.

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

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 North Dakota

Contact:
Acting Deputy Regional Director Kurt R. Hagedorn at (816) 234-8161 or KHagedorn@fdic.gov

Printable Format:
FIL-18-2009 - 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 4/20/2009 communications@fdic.gov