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  • StaciRosche_150x150 CARES Act Amendment Summary
    On Tuesday, April 21, the Senate passed an amendment to the CARES Act that, among other things, would amend certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), economic injury disaster loans, and emergency grants. The amendment is expected to pass the House later this week and the president has indicated he would sign it. In some ways, the amendment is as notable for some of the things it did not do – it did not create eligibility for financial services firms including community banks and secured lenders to borrow PPP loans, and it did not include rumored restrictions on larger borrower’s access to PPP – as it is for what it did do (increase funding and create a set-aside of PPP guarantees for PPP loans made by certain small and community development lenders).
  • Working from home Tips For Working From Home

    New to working from home? Check out a few quick tips from ENGS Commercial Finance to help transition from working in-office to working at home.

  • Rob Meyers photo Get to (Really) Know Rob Meyers

    The following interview is a transcript from SFNet YoPro Committee member Avi Levine interviewing Rob Meyers, president, CCO & managing member of Republic Business Credit, in April 2020. Rob previously served as chair of SFNet's National Young Professionals Committee and spearheaded the YoPro Annual Leadership Summit, now in its third year. We hope you enjoy getting to know the industry’s young professionals.

  • Bertolina Andrew-200x200 Meet YoPro Andrew Bertolina

    The following interview is a transcript from SFNet YoPro Committee member Matt Gillman, interviewing Andrew Bertolina of Finvoice in late 2019.  We hope you enjoy getting to know the industry’s young professionals. 

  • Transformational Change and Crisis Costs Weigh Heavily on Both Sides in Stressed and Distressed Retail/Supplier Relationships
    Ben Nortman and Ian Fredericks of ReStore Capital examine the financial burden that consumer mandated transformation and the current crisis are imposing on both retailers and their suppliers, and how innovative financial solutions can be leveraged by both to help ensure successful outcomes in stressed and distressed environments. 
  • Wingspire Capital Provides $40.0 Million Senior Secured Loan to Save-A-Lot
    Wingspire Capital Holdings (“Wingspire”) today announced that it has provided a $40.0 million senior secured loan to Moran Foods, LLC d/b/a Save-A-Lot. (“Sav-A-Lot”). Wingspire’s loan was part of a $150.0 million revolving line of credit among a group of three lenders.  Loan proceeds were used to repay existing debt and support Save-A-Lot’s operations and acceleration of its transformation plan.
  • Richard Hawkins, Atlantic RMS New UK Insolvency Legislation and its Potential Impact on the Asset-Based Lending Industry: The New Moratorium

    Richard Hawkins, CEO of Atlantic RMS, considers the implications of the UK government's latest announcement and its impact on asset-based lending to UK business.


  • David Morse photo CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions

    On March 27, 2020, Congress approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  The CARES Act includes extensive provisions to address the current public health crisis, including, among other things, $349 billion of commitments for general business loans under Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) through June 30, 2020 under Title I of the CARES Act, titled “Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act,”  which sets out the terms for the “Paycheck Protection Program.”

    The Paycheck Protection Program has been of particular interest to members of Secured Finance Network because it provides potential interim financing for small businesses that are typical borrowers from many member lenders.

    Following up on the description in the articles above here are answers to some frequently asked questions from members of the Secured Finance Network.


  • SFNet’s Annual & Q4 Asset-Based Lending Surveys Reflect Continuing Growth
    In perhaps the last snapshot of the secured finance industry before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fourth quarter and annual SFNet Asset-Based Lending Surveys reflect that banks and independent lenders reported that asset-based lending to U.S. businesses increased steadily and credit quality remained strong. However, the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic that began in the first quarter of 2020 is having an unprecedented impact on financial markets worldwide.
  • David Morse photo CARES Act Paycheck Protection Loan Program: From the Secured Lender Perspective

    Editor's Note: SFNet’s Advocacy Committee is prioritizing initiatives to support our bank, non-bank and service provider constituents.  A key component of this is analyzing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was enacted on March 27, for specific opportunities to address the needs of our members and borrowers across asset classes and industries, as the focus now turns to implementation.

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