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NYDFS puts CFDL compliance obligations on hold

State Issues Bank Regulatory NYDFS Commercial Finance CFDL Compliance New York Agency Rule-Making & Guidance

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On December 31, NYDFS announced that providers’ compliance obligations under the state’s Commercial Finance Disclosure Law (CFDL) will not take effect until the necessary implementing regulations are issued and effective. The CFDL was enacted at the end of December 2020, and amended in February 2021, to expand coverage and delay the effective date to January 1, 2022. (See S5470-B, as amended by S898.) Under the CFDL, providers of commercial financing, which include persons and entities who solicit and present specific offers of commercial financing on behalf of a third party, are required to give consumer-style loan disclosures to potential recipients when a specific offering of finance is extended for certain commercial transactions of $2.5 million or less. In October 2021, NYDFS published a notice announcing a proposed regulation (23 NYCRR 600) to implement the CFDL, which provided that the compliance date for the final regulation will be six months after the final adoption and publication of the regulation in the State Register (covered by InfoBytes here). Comments on the proposed regulation were due December 19. NYDFS noted in its announcement that “[i]n light of the significant feedback received, the Department is carefully considering the comments received and intends to publish a revised proposed regulation for notice-and-comment early in the new year.”

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