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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Financial Institution Letters

March 2, 2016

Discontinuation of Foreclosure Proceedings

Printable Format:

FIL-14-2016 - PDF (PDF Help)


The FDIC is clarifying supervisory expectations in existing guidance for institutions' risk-management practices for decisions to discontinue foreclosure proceedings after initiating such actions, which are commonly referred to as abandoned foreclosures. Institutions should have appropriate policies and practices pertaining to decisions to discontinue foreclosure actions.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions With Total Assets Under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution Letter applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions.



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