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Since 1933, no depositor has lost a penny of FDIC-insured funds

Financial Institution Letters

March 13, 2020

Regulatory Relief

Working with Customers Affected by the Coronavirus

Printable Format:

FIL-17-2020 - PDF (PDF Help)


The FDIC encourages financial institutions to take prudent steps to assist customers and communities affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (referred to as COVID-19). The FDIC recognizes that efforts to work with customers and communities affected by COVID-19 can be consistent with safe and sound banking practices and in the public interest. The FDIC issued a Statement on Financial Institutions Working with Customers Affected by the Coronavirus and Regulatory and Supervisory Assistance.

Statement of Applicability to Institutions with Total Assets under $1 Billion: This Financial Institution Letter (FIL) applies to all FDIC-supervised institutions, including community banks.



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