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Formal and Informal Enforcement Actions Manual

Formal and Informal Enforcement Actions Manual

Last Updated: December 12, 2023

This manual provides direction for professional staff related to the work necessary to pursue formal and informal enforcement actions. The public release of the manual is intended to provide the banking industry and any other interested parties with transparency and clarity regarding the FDIC’s enforcement action program.

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Formal and Informal Enforcement Actions Manual
Chapter Title Last Updated
1 Overview and Administrative Matters 07/2022
2 Informal Actions 06/2022
3 Unsafe or Unsound Practices and Conditions / Distinguishing Between Laws, Regulations, and Guidance 06/2022
4 Cease-and-Desist Actions 07/2022
5 Prompt Corrective Action 06/2022
6 Removal, Prohibition, and Suspension Actions 06/2022
7 Termination of Deposit Insurance 06/2022
8 Comparison of Prompt Corrective Actions and Section 8 Actions 06/2022
9 Restitution and Civil Money Penalties 06/2022
10 Section 39 Actions 06/2022
11 Formal Investigations 06/2022