Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards

Title: Loans in Areas Having Special Flood Hazards
Subject: Flood insurance
Agency: FDIC, Federal Reserve, NCUA, OCC (FCA)
Status: Final rule
Summary: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) are amending their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement the private flood insurance provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters Act). Specifically, the final rule requires regulated lending institutions to accept policies that meet the statutory definition of “private flood insurance” in the Biggert- Waters Act; and permits regulated lending institutions to exercise their discretion to accept flood insurance policies issued by private insurers and plans providing flood coverage issued by mutual aid societies that do not meet the statutory definition of “private flood insurance,” subject to certain restrictions. Note: As of Feb. 12, all four financial institution regulators had issued the final rule.
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Final rule effective date: July 1, 2019
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OCC (Oct. 2016): Agencies Request Comment on Proposed Private Flood Insurance Rule

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