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SBA Loan Default - What Fees Can A Bank Charge You

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SBA Loan Default - What Fees Can A Bank Charge You

We provide individuals who are facing an SBA loan default with solutions. We will analyze your SBA loan problems and advise you on potential solutions such as an SBA offer in compromise.

Dealing with the idea that you might be facing an SBA loan default can be terrifying.  The SBA attorneys in our office are skilled at helping clients understand all the facets of their situation.  We will advise you as to the potential for an SBA offer in compromise.  You should never face your SBA loan problems alone.  It is important to retain the services of an attorney who can help you through this difficult time in your life.  Please contact us for a free initial consultation.

Pursuant to SBA Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) a lender is limited as to what fees it can charge a borrower.

What Fees Can a Lender Charge?

Extraordinary servicing.

Subject to prior written SBA approval, if all or part of a loan will have extraordinary servicing needs, the Lender may charge the applicant a service fee not to exceed 2 percent per year on the outstanding balance of the part requiring special servicing. An example of extraordinary servicing is the special servicing required on an Asset Based Line of Credit, under the umbrella of the CAPLines program where the lender must conduct field audits of inventory and accounts receivable, collect receivables, and maintain cash collateral accounts.

Out-of-pocket expenses.

The Lender may collect from the applicant necessary out-of-pocket expenses such as filing or recording fees.  Expenses incurred by the lender may be added to the loan balance while SBA's guaranty is outstanding with SBA's approval (except for PLP, LowDoc, and FA$TRAK). For loans sold in the secondary market, they may NOT be added to the loan balance prior to SBA purchasing the guaranty.

Late payment fee.

The Lender may charge the Borrower a late payment fee not to exceed 5 percent of the regular loan payment.

(b) Is the fee mandatory?

i. No, the late fee is optional; and

ii. Lenders may charge less than 5 percent. (c)

When can the lender charge the late fee?

The late fee may be collected if the lender receives a payment more than 10 days after its due date. For example, if the payment is due on the 5th, the lender can collect the late fee if the payment is received on or after the 16th. The lender must not add late fees to the transcript of account submitted by the lender for purchase of the guaranty. The SBA will not be responsible for paying any late fees. If SBA purchases a loan, SBA will permit the lender to collect late fees from the borrower which were owed at the time of purchase, but only AFTER SBA has been paid in full. The lender must apply all scheduled loan payments first to interest and then to principal.

What fees are prohibited?

The Lender may not charge a fee for full or partial prepayment of a loan.

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