On June 10, 2024, the Connecticut Department of Banking (“Department”) issued guidance (the “Guidance”) to give direction on required consumer-like disclosures in certain commercial financing offers.

As background on the Guidance, Connecticut’s commercial financing disclosure law, An Act Requiring Certain Disclosures, was signed into law on June 28 2023, and will become effective on July 1, 2024 (the “Statute”).… Continue Reading

New York Senator James Sanders Jr. recently proposed Senate Bill 1450A (“S1450”), which would require those making or soliciting “commercial financing products” in New York State to obtain a license and comply with specified requirements.

Section 363-A of proposed S1450 defines a “commercial financing product” as any advance of funds to a commercial or business enterprise made for the purpose of assisting the business with its capital needs. … Continue Reading

A California federal district court recently denied the motion filed by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an advocacy organization seeking to enjoin DFPI from enforcing its final regulations (Regulations) implementing California’s commercial financing disclosure law.  SB 1235, which was signed into law in 2018, requires consumer-like disclosures to be made for certain commercial financing products, including small business loans and merchant cash advances. … Continue Reading