September 30, 2014
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report
The first version highlights those areas that have been modified.
The second version is a clean copy of the new document that incorporates all changes.
A summary of the significant changes follows.
• Elimination of Personal Resource Test
• Clarified the language concerning the eligibility of businesses such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons,
• Clarified the language instructing lenders where to submit completed 912 packages
• Clarified the requirement to fund 70% of general lines of credit for export purposes.
• For 7(a) Small Loans, if an application does not receive an acceptable credit score, added the option for a delegated lender to submit the application under its delegated authority, provided that the lender complies with the credit underwriting requirements for loans over $350,000;
• With regard to Environmental Investigations, clarified the requirements for loans processed under PLP, SBA Express, Export Express and 7(a) Small Loan procedures.
• Included language clarifying the requirements and circumstances under which an Express lender may use their internal business credit score.
• Clarified who is required to sign SBA Form 1919;
• Clarified the requirement for IRS Form 4506-T;
Read about the CDC changes and the entire notice here
Paragraph III.C (Eligibility Requirements, Credit Elsewhere); and
Paragraphs III. F.2.f) and 3.d) (Eligible Passive Company rule).
Elimination of the 9 Month Rule
Chapter 1, Paragraph IV.B.3
Updated for the elimination of the 9-month rule.
Chapter 2, Paragraph III.H.4.a) – Eligible Project Costs:
Reorganized the subparagraphs and revised the language on Short Term Debt (Bridge Financing) and expenditures incurred by the Borrower prior to the date of the application so it does not conflict with or otherwise cause confusion due to the elimination of the 9-month rule. These subparagraphs will now read as follows:
Expenditures for any of the costs listed in subparagraphs i through v above incurred by the Borrower (with its own funds or from a Short Term Debt) prior to the date of application that are directly attributable to the Project, provided such expenditures (net of Borrower’s contribution) are reimbursed by the Interim Lender;
Short Term Debt (“Bridge Financing”) the purpose of which was to provide financing until longer term financing could be obtained for any of the costs listed in subparagraphs i through iv or in subparagraph vi above that are directly attributable to the Project, provided that the financing is for a term of 3 years or less;
Update of Third Party Lender Collateral Requirements
Chapter 1, Paragraph IV. A.5
This paragraph was updated to remove all references to Third Party Lenders’ preferences and to revise the language allowing Third Party Lenders to take additional collateral under certain circumstances as follows:
5. Unless otherwise approved in writing by the Director of OFPO or their designee, the Third Party Lender may obtain additional collateral or other security for the Third Party Loan in addition to its lien on the Project Property (“Additional Collateral”) only if in the event of liquidation:
The Third Party Lender liquidates or otherwise exhausts all reasonable avenues of collection with respect to the Additional Collateral no later than the disposition of the Project Property, and
The Third Party Lender applies any proceeds received as a result of the Additional Collateral to the balance outstanding on the Third Party Loan prior to the application of proceeds from the disposition of the Project Property to the Third Party Loan.
Additional Changes to Subpart C
Paragraph IV.C.3. m) – amended to add “…and other lodging facilities.” This section previously referred to “hotels and motels” and was amended to clarify that the description includes all types of lodging facilities.
Chapter 2 (same clarifications made in Subpart B):
Paragraph III.D.3.c)vii – clarified the language concerning the eligibility of businesses such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, and similar types of businesses;
Paragraph III.D.3.q) – with regard to Prior Loss to the government and Delinquent Federal Debt, clarified who the rules apply to; and
Paragraph III.F.2.f) – in accordance with longstanding Agency policy and practice, clarified that for purposes of determining who owns 20% or more of the Eligible Passive Company (EPC) and the Operating Company (OC), spousal ownership interests are combined.
Paragraph III.D. – with regard to Environmental Investigations, clarified the requirements for loans processed under PCLP procedures.
Paragraphs II.B.2. a) and b) were changed to provide that 13 documents must be submitted for a regular 504 closing and 8 documents for an expedited closing. As a result of reviews of 504 loans, the Office of Capital Access in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel determined that a change to the review process should be made to assist in preventing losses in the event of default by the Borrower on construction loans. SBA will review evidence of completion of construction at closing instead of as a part of the Complete File review, which is conducted after a 504 loan has been closed.
SBA revised the 504 Closing Checklist (Form 2286) and the 504 Closing Checklist for Complete File Review (Form 2303) to move “Construction Documents” (Item 26 on SBA Form 2303) to Item 8 on both forms. CDCs will be required to submit that evidence for both regular and expedited closings.
In addition to the foregoing, formatting, spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors were corrected throughout the SOP.