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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

Regulatory Relief
Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and Facilitate Recovery In Areas of Louisiana and Texas Affected by Hurricane Ike
September 16, 2008

Summary: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Louisiana and Texas affected by Hurricane Ike.


  • A federal disaster was declared on September 11, 2008, for selected parishes in Louisiana.
  • A federal disaster was declared on September 7, 2008, for selected counties in Texas.
  • The FDIC is encouraging banks to work constructively with borrowers who are experiencing difficulties beyond their control because of damage caused by the hurricane.
  • 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.
  • Bankers and consumers who have questions related to the hurricane may call the FDIC toll- free at 1-877-ASK-FDIC, which is 1-877-275- 3342.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
in Louisiana and Texas

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Compliance Officer
Chief Lending Officer

Related Topics:
Publishing Requirements
Consumer Laws
Katrina Guidance (http://www.ffiec.gov/katrina.htm

Supervisory Practices Regarding Depository
Institutions and Borrowers in Louisiana and Texas
Affected by Hurricane Ike

Assistant Regional Director Joseph Meade at (972)
761-2068 or jmeade@fdic.gov

Printable Format:
FIL-90-2008 - PDF (PDF Help)

To receive FILs electronically, please visit http://www.fdic.gov/about/subscriptions/fil.html.

FDIC financial institution letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2008/index.html.

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 9/16/2008 communications@fdic.gov

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