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Financial Institution Letters
Recent hurricanes, severe storms and associated flooding have caused deaths, injuries and property damage in the South, Mid-Atlantic and Ohio Valley. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is encouraging banks to work constructively with borrowers who, because of the natural disasters, are experiencing difficulties beyond their control.
The FDIC has prepared the attached guidelines that state that 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 guidelines also address other types of regulatory relief.
For guidance on these and related matters, please contact your FDIC Regional Office.
For your reference, FDIC financial institution letters may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2004/index.html.
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Distribution: All FDIC-Supervised Banks
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).
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