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In March 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in effort to provide support and economic relief to organizations and individuals during the Coronavirus pandemic. Pursuant to the CARES Act, Congress established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to assist small businesses and self-employed individuals retain workers, cover operating costs, and maintain payroll. The Small Business Administration (SBA) backs the PPP, and is responsible for forgiving said loans if borrowers maintain payroll for eight (8) weeks and use the money ...

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland recently held that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), does not provide a private right of action for those aggrieved by an alleged violation.  See Profiles, Inc. v. Bank of America Corp., 2020 WL 1849710 (D. Md., Apr. 13, 2020).  The CARES Act amended the Small Business Act (“SBA”) to create the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”). The PPP authorized participating lenders to make small business loans to adversely affected firms during the ongoing pandemic.  See Pub. L. No ...

On April 6, 2020, the Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Maxine Waters, issued a broad memo outlining additional Democratic priorities for any subsequent Coronavirus relief package. Although more far-reaching, many of those proposals would directly impact consumers and the financial services industry, including:

  1. Support for Renters, Homeowners, and the Homeless:

During the Crisis

(1) Ban all evictions for nonpayment of rent regardless of whether the property has a federally backed loan. Tenants would be eligible to receive assistance through the ...

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or the “Act”) was passed in an effort to provide financial stability and relief in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Amongst other types of aid, the CARES Act provides immediate relief to obligors of certain student loans. See Pub. L. No. 116-136 § 3513 (March 27, 2020).  That relief, however, applies only to federal student loans which now include the vast majority of the nation’s student loan debt.  But, there remain millions of other commercially-held and private student ...

Among a myriad of disruptions to the economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, mortgage lenders and servicers are working to adapt to new moratoriums and regulations affecting residential mortgage loans.

First, pursuant to a March 18, 2020 order by the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) signed into law by President Trump, servicers of federally-backed mortgage loans are prohibited from initiating any judicial or non-judicial foreclosure process, moving for the entry of a foreclosure judgment or an order ...

On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), an emergency spending bill providing $2 trillion in relief to individuals and businesses who have or will suffer negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Credit Reporting

The CARES Act amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act by creating new reporting rules in those instances where a furnisher makes an  “accommodation,” which is defined as “an agreement to defer one or more payments, make a partial payment, forbear any delinquent amounts ...

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