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On March 24, The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) provided guidance to non-depository institutions to take steps to comply with CDC directives and Governor Andy Beshear’s guidance and executive orders. Entities are ordered to reduce face-to-face transactions; work with customers affected by the coronavirus to meet their financial needs; implement policies and procedures to work constructively with customers (including by restructuring existing loans, extending repayment terms, and waiving fees); manage COVID-19 related staffing issues; and ensure that business continuity plans include pandemic planning.
On March 11, the Massachusetts Division of Banks issued a reminder to licensees to have business continuity plans that address the circumstances of a pandemic outbreak. The Division further advised licensees that it does not require an MLO’s home to be licensed as a branch so long as they do not advertise it as an office or meet consumers there and that it would permit other licensees to work from home, if feasible, subject to the same requirements.
On March 12, the Alabama State Banking Department (ASBD) issued guidance on pandemic planning and expectations. Among other things, the ASBD expects banks to review, update, and implement business continuity planning, including pandemic planning. It also expects banks to stay informed and updated with reliable information about Covid-19. ASBD also states that it intends to fulfil its essential functions, while limiting risk, by conducting regulatory and examination work off-site as much as possible.
On March 12, the Alabama State Banking Department issued a reminder that business continuity planning should be reviewed and updated because the Department plans to maintain normal operations regarding licensure and examination amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Licensees should immediately notify the Department of any circumstances that require the closure, relocation, or remote work program and any efforts taken to work with customers.
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