15 U.S. Code § 685 - Long-term loans to small-business concerns
Each company is authorized to make loans, in the manner and subject to the conditions described in this section, to incorporated and unincorporated small-business concerns in order to provide such concerns with funds needed for sound financing, growth, modernization, and expansion.
Loans made under this section may be made directly or in cooperation with other lenders, incorporated or unincorporated, through agreements to participate on an immediate or deferred basis.
The maximum rate of interest for the company’s share of any loan made under this section shall be determined by the Administration:
Any loan made under this section shall be of such sound value, or so secured, as reasonably to assure repayment.
Any company which has made a loan to a small-business concern under this section is authorized to extend the maturity of or renew such loan for additional periods, not exceeding ten years, if the company finds that such extension or renewal will aid in the orderly liquidation of such loan.
For definition of “this chapter”, referred to in subsec. (c), see References in Text note set out under section 661 of this title.
1992—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–366 inserted before period at end “:
1976—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–305 struck out provision that in agreements to participate in loans on a deferred basis, the participation by the company shall not be in excess of 90 percentum of the balance of the loan outstanding at the time of disbursement.
1961—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 87–341 substituted “other lenders, incorporated or unincorporated” for “other lending institutions”.
Nothing in amendment by Pub. L. 102–366 to be construed to affect applicability of securities laws or to otherwise supersede or limit jurisdiction of Securities and Exchange Commission, see section 418 of Pub. L. 102–366, set out as a note under section 661 of this title.
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