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

January 31, 2017 / Source: FDIC

Printable Format:
FIL-7-2017 - PDF (PDF Help)
The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and to facilitate recovery in areas of Georgia 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.

  • Severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds caused significant property damage in areas of Georgia on January 2, 2017.
  • A federal disaster for selected areas in Georgia 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
  • 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-7-2017

Suggested Distribution:
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings) in Georgia
Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
Compliance Officer
Chief Lending Officer
Related Topics:
Publishing Requirements
Consumer Laws
Community Reinvestment Act
Assistant Regional Director Timothy Hubby at (678) 916-2178 or
FDIC Financial Institution Letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at
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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).