S.4655 - Main Street Lending Improvement Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] (Introduced 09/22/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.4655 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/22/2020)
Main Street Lending Improvement Act of 2020
This bill revises the Main Street Lending Program, a Federal Reserve lending facility established to provide COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) related business loans. Specifically, the bill (1) allows financial institutions to collect interest on the entirety of certain smaller loans if a participation in the loan is sold to the special purpose vehicle established under the program, and (2) requires the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to establish a help line to address lender-specific questions.
The special purpose vehicle must purchase 99% of the interest in a loan participation originated by certain financial institutions. Additionally, certain financial institutions must receive automatic preapproval for loans under the program.