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Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and to Facilitate Recovery in Areas of Mississippi…

January 30, 2017 / Source: FDIC

Financial Institution Letters
FIL-6-2017

Regulatory Relief

Printable Format:
FIL-6-2017 - PDF (PDF Help)
Summary:
The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and to facilitate recovery in areas of Mississippi affected by severe weather.

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, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding caused significant property damage in areas of Mississippi from January 20, 2017, to January 21, 2017.
  • A federal disaster for selected areas in Mississippi was declared on January 25, 2017. 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 welfare 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 will consider regulatory relief from certain filing and publishing requirements.

Continuation of FIL-6-2017
Suggested Distribution:
•    FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings) in Mississippi
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 Dana English at (901) 818-1615 or DEnglish@fdic.gov
Note:
FDIC Financial Institution Letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at https://www.fdic.gov/news/news/financial/2017/.
To receive FILs electronically, please visit https://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).