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CFO Jimmy Patronis: Financial Institutions and Lenders Must Step Up for Florida Homeowners and Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

3/31/2020

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
 
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis: Financial Institutions and Lenders Must Step Up for Florida Homeowners and Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis
 
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following a recent call with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR), Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement to encourage financial institutions and mortgage lenders to continue to provide relief for Florida homeowners and businesses dealing with financial impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.
 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our state’s economy and left Florida families looking for answers. As we’ve seen in California and New York, the nation’s top mortgage lenders have offered relief options to families in need. I applaud these institutions for working with their customers, and today I asked OFR to continue to work closely with financial institutions and lenders across our state to ensure they are stepping up for Florida homeowners and businesses and providing needed relief for communities reeling from this public health crisis. We must work together to do whatever it takes to limit the financial burden of COVID-19 on hard-working Floridians.”
 
OFR Commissioner Russell Weigel said, “We thank CFO Patronis for raising awareness of the financial impacts of COVID-19. The ripple effect of this pandemic is being felt at every level our financial system. It’s my top priority to ensure that Florida families get the help they need from their financial service provider(s). Our dedicated team continues to be in touch with financial institutions and lenders across the state, and we’re here to serve you. If you need help contacting your lender, please don’t hesitate to give us a call (850) 487-9687 or visit us online, www.flofr.com.”
 
For more information and a list of financial institutions and lenders response to COVID-19, please visit the OFR website.
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).