The Lender's Advantage Newsletter - February 2013

Newsletter Date: February, 2013

District Director, Calvin Davis, Comments on SBA Leadership Change

SBA Administrator, Karen Mills, and SBA Deputy Administrator, Marie C. Johns, recently announced they will be vacating their positions with the Agency.  Both women indicated that they will remain in their positions until replacements have been selected. 

West Texas District Office District Director, Calvin Davis, said, "We will miss the leadership of Ms. Mills and Ms. Johns and we are appreciative of their outstanding work on behalf of America's small business owners and entrepreneurs".  He stated, "The SBA West Texas District Office will continue with its mission to strengthen our economy by helping to start, build, and grow small businesses throughout West Texas.  And, with the help of our extensive network of public and private partners, we will deliver our services through the provision of financial assistance, procurement assistance, and business counseling and training".

Rates

Effective December 17, 2012, The Office of Financial Assistance announced the 2nd Quarter "Peg" Rate, Direct Interest Rate, and Maximum Interest Rate of a Third Party Lender Loan for a 504 Project.  Click here to view SBA Information Notice 5000-1259.

Current Lender Activity Report

The January 2013 SBA Lender Activity Report is now available.  Click here to review the report.

West Texas District Office - Most Active SBA 7(a) & 504 Lenders

Do you want to find out which lenders are making the most SBA Loans in this District?   Click here for detailed information on which banks and certified development companies are the most active participants in the SBA Loan Programs.

Lender Relations Hot Topics

Issuance of SOP 50 57 - 7(a) Loan Servicing & Liquidation

SOP 50 50 (4) and SOP 50 51 (3) have been combined into SOP 50-57 (Servicing and Liquidation). SOP 50 50 (4) covers loan servicing activities and SOP 50 51 (3) covers liquidation activities.  SOP 50-57 can be found by going into SBA’s webpage, www.sba.gov/for-lenders or you can go directly to http://www.sba.gov/lender-documentation-tool?type=sops to access the SOP.  However, please be aware, the SOP 50 57, 7(a) Loan Servicing and Liquidation does not go into effect until 03-01-13. Until 03-01-13, you will continue to use SOP 50 50 (4) and 50 51 (3).   For further questions regarding any loan servicing, liquidation, or guaranty purchase issue, please call Roger Henderson, LRS/Brand Manager at 806-472-7462, Extension 107 or by email at roger.henderson@sba.gov

SBA Information Notice 5000-1260 - Small Loan Advantage Alternative Loan Authorization

SBA recently released SBA Information Notice 5000-1260 (effective date 12/21/2012).  This Notice announced a change to SBA's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).  The notice states that SOP 50 10 5(E) has been updated to permit certain lenders in the Small Loan Advantage (SLA) program to use an alternative Loan Authorization. This alternative Loan Authorization may be used by Preferred Lender Program (PLP) lenders using their PLP authority to secure SBA-guaranteed loans.  Click here to read more.

SBA Information Notice 5000-1265 - Electronic Fingerprint Submissions

SBA Information Notice 5000-1265 (effective date 2/1/13) announced that Electronic Fingerprint Submission may now be used in connection with SBA Form 912 and SBA Form 1081 background checks in the 7(a), 504 loan and surety bond programs.  This program enhancement is expected to expedite background checks required in connection with Agency loan and surety bond programs.  Click here to view the notice in its entirety.

Lender Roundtable - Muleshoe, TX - February 27, 2013

The West Texas District Office would like to invite all lenders in Muleshoe and surrounding communities to attend an SBA Lenders Roundtable meeting that will be held at Leal's Mexican Foods on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Lenders will have the opportunity to network and receive the latest updates on the SBA loan programs.  Leal's Mexican Foods is located at 1010 W. American Blvd. in Muleshoe, Texas.  Lunch will be at the attendee's expense.  If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Derenda Fisher at 806-472-7462 ext. 123 or by email at: derenda.fisher@sba.gov  

Lender Roundtable - Levelland, TX - February 28, 2013

The West Texas District Office would like to invite all lenders in Levelland and surrounding communities to attend an SBA Lenders Roundtable meeting that will be held at Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Lenders will have the opportunity to network and receive the latest updates on the SBA loan programs.  Dickey's Barbecue Pit is located at 512 College Avenue in Levelland, TX. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Derenda Fisher at 806-472-7462 ext. 123 or by email at: derenda.fisher@sba.gov  

SBA Opportunities Workshop - February 27, 2013

The Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Lubbock will host the SBA Opportunities Workshop on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.  The SBDC's address is 2579 S. Loop 289 in Lubbock.  Small business owners will have the opportunity to learn more about the SBA loan programs and to learn about the services provided by the Small Business Development Center.  Be sure to register for this event, please contact Elaine Melot at 806-745-1637 or by email at:  e.melot@ttusbdc.org

Training Calendar

We are currently in the process of establishing our lender training calendar for the rest of 2013.  Our Lender Relations team can provide the training at your bank location or at our Lubbock District Office.  Training is available in the following topics:  Updates on the new SOP 50 10 5 (E), SBA Loan Programs, Purchasing & Liquidation or other topics.  To set up and lock in your training date, please contact the following individuals:   Armando Garcia, Lead Lender Relations Specialist at 806-472-7462 ext. 104/armando.garcia@sba.gov; Roger Henderson at 806-472-7462 ext. 107/ roger.henderson@sba.gov or Derenda Fisher at 806-472-7462 ext. 123/derenda.fisher@sba.gov

 

 

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