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Bank regulators respond to Hurricane Michael

Joe Mont | October 11, 2018

Federal banking regulators have issued an alert for financial institutions that are affected by Hurricane Michael.

The alert was issued jointly by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the National Credit Union Administration.

They “recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Michael on the customers, members, and operations of many financial institutions and will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to affected institutions subject to their supervision,” the alert says.

A complete list of the affected disaster areas can be found at www.fema.gov.

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Financial institutions, the regulators write, should work constructively with borrowers in communities affected by Hurricane Michael. Prudent efforts to adjust or alter terms on existing loans in affected areas should not be subject to...

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