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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus: Federal Reserve Expands Scope and Eligibility for Its Main Street Lending Program

On April 30, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Federal Reserve) announced changes to its Main Street Lending Program (MSLP) in response to feedback from the public with respect to its initial term sheets published on April 9, 2020. We described the terms of the prior iteration of the MSLP in a previous … Continue Reading

Interagency Guidance for Financial Institutions on Coronavirus Disease-Related Loan Modifications

On Sunday night, March 22, 2020, the federal banking agencies (OCC, FDIC, NCUA, Federal Reserve), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the State Conference of Bank Supervisors issued an Interagency Statement on Loan Modifications and Reporting for Financial Institutions Working with Customers Affected by the Coronavirus. The Guidance does two key things: 1. Short-term loan … Continue Reading

Amendments to ‘Volcker Rule’ to Exclude Certain ‘Small’ Banks From Key Prohibitions

In connection with the U.S. financial crisis 10 years ago, legislation was adopted to enhance the safety and soundness of the commercial banking system in the United States. Amendments to the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 required five federal financial agencies to adopt joint regulations to (i) limit the authority of commercial banking institutions to … Continue Reading

Brett Kitt Spoke at the Online Lenders Alliance Spring Summit in Washington, D.C.

Brett Kitt, Financial Regulatory Of Counsel, participated as a speaker in the Online Lenders Alliance Spring Summit held in Washington, D.C. from April 28 – 29. Brett moderated a panel at the Summit titled “Regulatory Recap” on April 29. The session provided an outlook on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s outline for a proposed rule-governing … Continue Reading
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