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Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Texas Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

July 29, 2019 / Source: FDIC

Financial Institution Letters

FIL-45-2019
July 26, 2019

Regulatory Relief

Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Texas Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding

Printable Format:

FIL-45-2019 - PDF (PDF Help)

Summary:

The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Texas affected by severe storms and flooding.

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

Highlights:

 

  • Severe storms and flooding caused significant property damage in areas of Texas from June 24-25, 2019.
  • A federal disaster for selected areas in Texas was declared on July 17, 2019. Additional designations may be made after damage assessments are completed in the affected areas. A current list of designated areas is available at www.fema.gov.
  • The FDIC is encouraging banks to work constructively with borrowers experiencing difficulties beyond their control because of damage caused by the severe weather.
  • 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 local community and serve the long-term interests of the lending institution.
  • Banks may receive favorable Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration for community development loans, investments, and services in support of disaster recovery.
  • The FDIC also will consider regulatory relief from certain filing and publishing requirements.

Continuation of FIL-45-2019

Suggested Distribution:

  • FDIC-Supervised Institutions in Texas

Suggested Routing:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Compliance Officer
  • Chief Lending Officer

Related Topics:

  • Lending
  • Investments
  • Publishing Requirements
  • Consumer Laws
  • Community Reinvestment Act

Contact:

  • Assistant Regional Director J. Mark Love at (972) 761-2034 or JLove@fdic.gov

Note:

FDIC Financial Institution Letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's website at www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/index.html.

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

Paper copies may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 3501 Fairfax Drive, E-1002, Arlington, VA 22226 (877-275-3342 or 703-562-2200).