Bulletin: SA2008036

Date:
December 08, 2008
To:
All Issuing Offices
RE:
AmTrust Bank

Dear Associates:

Our Bulletin SA2008035 described an Order to Cease and Desist by the Office of Thrift Supervision ("OTS") against AmTrust Bank (Order No. CN 08-15) and a like Order against its holding company, AmTrust Financial (Order No. CN 08-16).

You may continue to close loans by AmTrust, subject to receipt of wired funds.

You do not need to verify compliance with the Order. AmTrust Bank's single family residential lending was not impacted by the OTS requirements. You may continue to close refinance transactions where AmTrust is the lender. Do not disburse before receipt of wired funds.

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References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
SA2008035 AmTrust Bank - OTS Order to Cease and Desist
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None