At the request of a Small Business or where necessary to protect your existing investment, you may guarantee the monetary obligation of a Small Business to any non-Associate creditor.
(a) You may not issue a guaranty if:
(1) You would become subject to State regulation as an insurance, guaranty or surety business;
(2) The amount of the guaranty plus any direct Financings to the Small Business exceed the overline limitations of § 107.740, except that a pledge of the Equity Securities of the issuer or a subordination of your lien or creditor position does not count toward your overline; or
(3) The total financing cost to the Small Business exceeds the cost of money limits of § 107.855.
(b)Pledge of Licensee's assets as guaranty. For purposes of this section, a guaranty with recourse only to specific asset(s) you have pledged is equal to the fair market value of such asset(s) or the amount of the debt guaranteed, whichever is less.
Title 13 published on 2014-01-01
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