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On May 20, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY” or the “Fed”) announced the first subscription date, June 17, 2020, in connection with the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF 2020”). The Fed also issued revised Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) and the new Master Loan and Security Agreement (“MLSA”) for the program,

On May 12, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (the “Fed”) issued new Frequently Asked Questions and a revised term sheet in connection with the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF 2020”). This Legal Update summarizes the FAQs and the revised term sheet, highlighting key changes and noting where further information or materials

On April 14, 2020, the US federal banking regulators held a webinar to provide further guidance on relief from the effect of the current expected credit losses methodology (“CECL”) on regulatory capital. This guidance was intended to clarify the interaction between two recently issued rules (the 2019 CECL rule and the 2020 CECL interim final

The Federal Reserve issued a revised term sheet  on April 9, 2020, for the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF 2020”) that was initially announced on March 23, 2020. This Legal Update summarizes the revised terms and conditions applicable to TALF 2020 and updates a Legal Update we previously issued on March 24, 2020.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule the evening of April 2 outlining key provisions of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the provisions of the CARES Act relating to loan forgiveness. The rule is effective immediately.

Some highlights of the rule include:

Increase in interest rate. The interest rate on any PPP loan will be
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On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued guidance on the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act.  The PPP provides small business with funds to pay payroll costs, including employee benefits.  The funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent and utilities.  The specific guidance issued included

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. Among other things, the CARES Act creates the “Paycheck Protection Program” (PPP), which provides up to $349 billion to expand the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) existing 7(a) loan program to support new loan guarantees and subsidies. The terms of the PPP are described in more detail here.

The CARES Act allows the SBA and the Secretary of the Treasury to authorize additional lenders to make paycheck protection loans if they determine such additional lenders have the necessary qualifications to process, close, disburse and service loans made with the guaranty of the SBA. Details regarding the application process are expected to be provided in the next week. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin publicly stated in an interview with Fox News yesterday that he “expects to have a program up on Friday.”


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On March 23, 2020, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) established the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF 2.0 Program”) to support the flow of credit to consumers and businesses. The FRBNY expects that the TALF 2.0 Program will enable the issuance of asset-backed securities (“ABS”) backed by underlying credit exposures in specified

Since its adoption in 2010, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (the “FDIC”) securitization safe harbor rule, 12 C.F.R. § 360.6 (the “Rule”), which relates to the treatment of financial assets transferred in connection with a securitization or participation transaction, has required that securitization documents require compliance with Regulation AB of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), 17 C.F.R. §§ 229.1100 et. seq. (“Regulation AB”) even in circumstances where Regulation AB by its terms would not apply to the issuance of obligations backed by such financial assets.   On January 30, 2020, the FDIC finalized and adopted changes (the “Adopted Change”) to certain provisions of the Rule to eliminate such requirement where Regulation AB would not otherwise apply to the related securitization transaction.  
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