A&B Abstract: We wanted to apprise you of a significant development impacting the commercial non-real estate secured lending arena which until recently has been lightly regulated by the states. On March 24, 2022, Utah Governor Spence Cox signed into law S.B. 183, the “Commercial Financing Registration and Disclosure Act” (the “Act”) which, commencing on January […]
A&B ABstract: As a general matter, state regulation of commercial lending is relatively light, and few states impose licensing requirement on commercial loan origination. In two noteworthy state developments, however, California and New York will require loan “providers” to furnish certain consumer-like disclosures to prior to the consummation of commercial financing transactions. The California requirements […]
On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth National Independence Day a federal national holiday. The first observance of the holiday is Friday, June 18, 2021. While the enactment of this new federal holiday is a notable and welcome national event, its first observance has immediate consequences for the timing of certain disclosures […]
Whether they realize it or not, absent a last-minute intervention from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), effective July 1, 2021, creditors will no longer be able to originate qualified mortgage loans using the “QM Patch.” The reason for this dramatic event is that on April 8, 2021, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced in separate […]
The qualified mortgage (QM) rules have become a world of contradictions. In a client advisory, our Financial Services & Products Group investigates how the residential mortgage markets can thread the needle between new rulings from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and recent rulings from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.