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Financial Institution Letters

September 18, 2017

Regulatory Relief

Meeting the Financial Needs of Customers Affected by Hurricane Irma and its Aftermath
Update: Updating to reflect a major disaster declaration in Georgia.

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FIL-43-2017 - PDF (PDF Help)


The FDIC encourages depository institutions to consider all reasonable and prudent steps to assist customers in communities affected by recent storms. The FDIC recognizes that efforts to work with borrowers in the affected communities can be consistent with safe-and-sound banking practices and in the public interest.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions Under $1 Billion in Total Assets: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions, including community banks.



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