WASHINGTON — Bank and credit union regulatory agencies issued additional guidance late Wednesday endorsing "prudent efforts” by financial institutions to aid customers affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The regulators' new joint statement was meant to supplement similar guidelines issued Oct. 30, one day after the storm made landfall in the mid-Atlantic. The new guidance said institutions may take steps including waiving overdraft fees, late fees on credit cards and other loans, certain deposit withdrawal penalties and fees at automatic teller machines, as well as providing flexibility on credit limits and terms.

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