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On March 13, the SEC issued guidance to assist public companies, investment companies, shareholders, and other market participants affected by Covid-19 with upcoming annual shareholder meetings. According to the SEC, the guidance is intended to facilitate the ability of companies to hold these...InfoBytes
On March 17, the North Carolina Office of Commissioner of Banks issued a communication to banks advising them that the OCOB needs to be informed of any changes in operations or services offered.InfoBytes
Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services issues message to consumers addressing financial concerns
On March 17, Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Director Anita Fox published a letter to consumers seeking to address financial concerns stemming from the Covid-19 crisis and emergency measures. In the letter, Fox assured consumers that Michigan’s financial institutions are...InfoBytes
On March 17, the Iowa Division of Credit Unions issued an update pertaining to advanced notice for credit unions to limit services or close branches. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the superintendent announced the standard requirement to notify the division 60 days prior to closures or...InfoBytes
On March 17, the Minnesota Commerce Department issued guidance to mortgage originators and servicers outlining the process for temporarily or permanently closing branch offices in Minnesota. For permanent closures, a licensee should file a surrender through NMLS. For temporary closures, the...InfoBytes
On March 17, the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance (Department) published a statement for financial institutions working with customers affected by Covid-19 along with regulatory assistance. The statement addresses: (i) establishing emergency branch locations with notice; (ii) clearing...InfoBytes
On March 17, the Nevada Financial Institutions Division issued a letter requesting every licensee to develop a plan to outline efforts to “manage the current environment.” Efforts may include, among other things: waiving fees such as late fees, lowering interest rates, halting collection or...InfoBytes
On March 17, the Texas Credit Union Department issued an emergency declaration authorizing state-chartered credit unions to close their branches in order to protect public health. The department noted that credit unions should continue to ensure that financial needs of members are met during branch...InfoBytes