12 CFR § 1269.1 - Definitions.
As used in this part:
Applicant means a person or entity at whose request or for whose account a standby letter of credit is issued.
Community lending means providing financing for economic development projects for targeted beneficiaries, and, for community financial institutions (as defined in § 1263.1 of this title), purchasing or funding small business loans, small farm loans or small agri-business loans (as defined in § 1266.1 of this chapter).
Document means a draft or other demand, document of title, investment security, certificate, invoice, or other record, statement, or representation of fact, law, right, or opinion that is presented under the terms of a standby letter of credit.
Issuer means a person or entity that issues a standby letter of credit.
Presentation means delivery of a document to an issuer, or an entity that has undertaken a confirmation at the request or with the consent of the issuer, for the giving of value under a standby letter of credit.
Residential housing finance means:
(1) The purchase or funding of “residential housing finance assets,” as that term is defined in § 1266.1 of this chapter; or
(2) Other activities that support the development or construction of residential housing.
SHFA associate means a housing associate that is a “state housing finance agency,” as that term is defined in § 1264.1 of this chapter, and that has met the requirements of § 1269.3(b) of this chapter.
Standby letter of credit means a definite undertaking by an issuer on behalf of an applicant that represents an obligation to the beneficiary, pursuant to a complying presentation: to repay money borrowed by, advanced to, or for the account of the applicant; to make payment on account of any indebtedness undertaken by the applicant; or to make payment on account of any default by the applicant in the performance of an obligation. The term standby letter of credit does not include a commercial letter of credit, or any short-term self-liquidating instrument used to finance the movement of goods.