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Fed agencies issue Covid-19 guidance

Federal Issues Federal Reserve CFPB FDIC NCUA OCC CSBS Covid-19 Consumer Finance

Federal Issues

On March 9, the Federal Reserve, CFPB, FDIC, NCUA, OCC, and CSBS issued a joint release encouraging institutions to “work constructively with borrowers and other customers in affected communities” and stating that “prudent efforts consistent with safe and sound lending practices should not be subject to examiner criticism.”  The agencies also acknowledged that institutions would face staffing and other challenges and committed to expedite requests to provide more convenient availability of services and work to minimize the disruption and burden of examinations and inspections.

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