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FDIC releases July enforcement actions

Federal Issues FDIC Enforcement Mortgages Flood Insurance Flood Disaster Protection Act

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On August 27, the FDIC released a list of administrative enforcement actions and one Notice of Charges taken against banks and individuals in July. During the month, the FDIC issued nine orders consisting of “three Orders to Pay Civil Money Penalties, two Orders of Prohibition from Further Participation, three Section 19 Orders, and one Order Terminating Consent Order.” Among the orders is a civil money penalty imposed against a Kansas-based bank concerning alleged violations of the Flood Disaster Protection Act. Among other things, the FDIC claimed that the bank “made, increased, extended, renewed, sold, or transferred a loan secured by a building or mobile home located or to be located in a special flood hazard area without properly notifying the Administrator of FEMA or their designee.” The order requires the payment of a $9,500 civil money penalty.

The FDIC also imposed a civil money penalty against a Missouri-based bank related to alleged violations of the Flood Disaster Protection Act. Among other things, the FDIC claimed that the bank (i) “[m]ade, increased, extended or renewed loans secured by a building or mobile home located or to be located in a special flood hazard area without requiring that the collateral be covered by flood insurance”; (ii) “[m]ade, increased, extended or renewed a loan secured by a building or mobile home located or to be located in a special flood hazard area without providing timely notice to the borrower and/or the servicer as to whether flood insurance was available for the collateral”; and (iii) “[f]ailed to comply with proper procedures for force-placing flood insurance in instances where the collateral was not covered by flood insurance at some time during the term of the loan.” The order requires the payment of a $4,000 civil money penalty.

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