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  • Fed announces enforcement action against Minnesota bank

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    On October 7, the Federal Reserve Board announced an enforcement action against a Minnesota-based bank. In the consent order, the Fed alleges that the bank violated the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H. The order assesses a $11,00 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H but does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations. The maximum civil money penalty under the NFIA for a pattern or practice of violations is $2,000 per violation.

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  • Fed announces flood insurance violations

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    On August 12, the Federal Reserve Board announced enforcement actions against two state banks. In the first consent order issued against a Massachusetts-based bank, the Fed alleged that the bank violated the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H. The order assesses a $71,000 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H but does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations.

    In the second consent order issued against a New York-based bank, the Fed alleged that the bank violated the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H. The order assesses a $11,000 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H but does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations.

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  • Fed announces flood insurance violations

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    On August 3, the Federal Reserve Board announced an enforcement action against a Tennessee-based bank for alleged violations of the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H. The consent order assesses a $26,500 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H but does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations. The maximum civil money penalty under the NFIA for a pattern or practice of violations is $2,252 per violation.

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  • Fed announces flood insurance violations

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    On July 1, the Federal Reserve Board announced an enforcement action against a Tennessee-based bank for alleged violations of the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H. The consent order does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations of the NFIA or Regulation H, and the bank was assessed a $8,000 civil money penalty for an alleged pattern or practice of violations.

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  • Fed announces enforcement actions against Montana and Iowa state banks

    Federal Issues

    On April 22, the Federal Reserve Board announced enforcement actions against two state banks.  In a consent order with a Montana-based bank, the Fed alleged that the bank violated the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H. The order assesses a $9,500 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H but does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations. The maximum civil money penalty under the NFIA for a pattern or practice of violations is $2,252 per violation.

    Separately, an Iowa-based bank entered a written agreement with the Fed and the Iowa Superintendent of Banking “to strengthen board oversight of the management and operations of the Bank, by improving the Bank’s condition and maintaining control of the Bank’s main operations and activities, including the Bank’s credit risk management, asset quality, capital, and earnings.” According to the agreement, the bank must provide an acceptable written plan designed to reinforce credit risk management practices to the Fed and the Superintendent within 60 days. In addition, the plan must include: “(i) a comprehensive budget for 2021, including income statement and balance sheet projections; and (ii) a description of the operating assumptions that form the basis for, and adequately support, major projected income, expense, and balance sheet components.”

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  • Fed targets flood insurance violations

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    On March 18, the Federal Reserve Board announced an enforcement action against a Pennsylvania-based bank for alleged violations of the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and its implementing Regulation H. The consent order assesses a $105,000 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H but does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations. The maximum civil money penalty under the NFIA for a pattern or practice of violations is $2,000 per violation.

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  • FDIC releases January enforcement actions

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    On February 26, the FDIC released a list of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in January. During the month, the FDIC issued 11 orders consisting of “two consent orders, two section 19 orders, two prohibition orders, two orders to pay civil money penalties, one order terminating consent order, and two orders terminating consent orders and orders for restitution.” Among the orders is a civil money penalty issued against a Tennessee-based bank related to alleged violations of the Flood Disaster Protection Act. Among other things, the FDIC claims that the bank (i) failed to provide required lender-placed flood insurance notices to borrowers about the availability of flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Act; (ii) provided an incomplete lender-placed flood insurance notice to a borrower; (iii) allowed flood insurance to lapse during the terms of several loans without placing flood insurance on borrowers’ behalf; (iv) failed to maintain an adequate amount of flood insurance; and (v) failed to provide timely notice of special flood hazards and the availability of federal disaster relief assistance. The order requires the payment of a $4,000 civil money penalty.

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  • FDIC releases October enforcement actions

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    On November 27, the FDIC released a list of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in October. During the month, the FDIC issued eight orders and two notices consisting of “one consent order, one order to pay a civil money penalty, one section 19 order, one removal order, two orders terminating consent or cease and desist orders, two orders modifying removal orders, one notice of assessment, and one notice of charges.” The consent order, issued against a Wisconsin-based bank, relates to alleged violations of 12 C.F.R. Part 339, which implements the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and the Flood Disaster Protection Act. Among other things, the FDIC claims that the bank failed to (i) obtain an adequate amount of flood insurance at the origination of several loans; (ii) provide notice to borrowers of the insufficiencies or follow force-placement requirements; or (iii) provide notice to borrowers about the availability of flood insurance under the NFIA. The consent order requires the payment of a $12,841 civil money penalty.

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  • Fed targets flood insurance violations

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    On November 10, the Federal Reserve Board (Fed) announced an enforcement action against an Arkansas-based bank for alleged violations of the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H, which implements the NFIA. The consent order assesses a $12,000 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H, but does not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations. The maximum civil money penalty under the NFIA for a pattern or practice of violations is $2,000 per violation.

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  • Fed targets flood insurance violations

    Federal Issues

    On October 15, the Federal Reserve Board announced an enforcement action against a New York-based bank for alleged violation of the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) and Regulation H, which implements the NFIA. The consent order assessed a $546,000 penalty against the bank for an alleged pattern or practice of violations of Regulation H, but did not specify the number or the precise nature of the alleged violations. The maximum civil money penalty under the NFIA for a pattern or practice of violations is $2,000 per violation.

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