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REGULATORY DEADLINE REMINDERS

July 1, 2019 is the effective date for two major compliance events. This is a reminder that some of you have a lot of work to complete in the next 20 business days. Mandatory Acceptance of Private Flood Insurance – Starting on Monday July 1, 2019 all financial institutions must be in compliance with the new Mandatory Purchase Requirements for Private Flood Insurance. By that date your policy and procedures must be updated and your […]

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INTERAGENCY WEBINAR ON PRIVATE FLOOD INSURANCE RULE

On May 14, 2019 staff from the Farm Credit Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Federal Reserve Board, , National Credit Union Administration  and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are reviewing the recently released rules regarding Private Flood Insurance in a one-hour Outlook Live webinar. The webinar begins at 2 p.m. EDT. Agency personnel will explain: Mandatory acceptance of private flood insurance; Mandatory acceptance Compliance Aid; Discretionary acceptance of private flood insurance; Flood […]

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FLOOD INSURANCE CONCERN

The quarterly newsletter for the Chicago Region of FDIC’s Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection published on March 31, 2019 contain a good reminder of a subtle item that is missed by some lenders. The subtle item is contents coverage. You generally don’t take contents as collateral, or do you?   Section 329.3(a) of the FDIC’s flood insurance regulation states, in part, that a bank shall not make, increase, extend, or renew any designated loan unless […]

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PRIVATE FLOOD INSURANCE FINAL RULE ANNOUNCED

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, National Credit Union Administration have issued a final rule amending their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters Act). Prior to implementing this final rule, the agencies issued two proposed rules addressing private flood […]

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