504 Program Changes
Will Mean More Qualified
Applicants; Bigger Deals
The SBA issued Proposed Rule changes to both the 504 and 7(a) Loan Programs last February. With the comment period long closed, CIC anticipates the agency will release the Final Rules sometime in the next 60-days to coincide with the release of the latest version of the Processing SOP.
Among the changes we expect will make the Final Rules:
- Elimination of the Personal Resources Test: Ends the requirement that individuals with substantial liquid assets inject excess liquidity into 504 Projects. We look forward to working with your best borrowers!
- Elimination of the 9 Month Look Back Rule: Allows a Borrower to include all cost directly associated with a Project regardless of when the costs were incurred. We look forward to capturing more pre-development and development costs into our 504 Projects (many of which are pre-paid by our Borrowers and can count towards equity).
- Simplification of the Affiliation Rules For Determining Size: Affiliation based on identity of interest; new entities and joint ventures will be eliminated. Ownership control will follow a 50% rule. Less hoops means less paper chase!
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