Loan Participations for Community Banks: Risks & Rewards

This program covers the risks and rewards of loan participations to both the lead bank and the purchasing bank. Attendees will gain a thorough understanding of Participation Agreements.

A participant's checklist for a well-drafted Participation Agreement will be reviewed, and administration of the participated loan will be discussed.

What You Will Learn:

  • Advantages of a participation to the lead bank and participant bank
  • Risks to the participant
    • Lack of information
    • Lack of involvement in negotiations
    • Dependency upon lead
    • Waivers
    • Financial instability/insolvency of lead
    • Set-off by borrower
    • Failure to perfect
    • Conflicts of interest
  • Due diligence by the participant and access to information
  • Disclosure of participation to borrower
  • Concentrations and other regulatory aspects of participations
  • Loan agreement provisions related to participations
  • Duties owed by lead to participant
  • Rights to loan collateral and guaranties
  • Loan administration issues
    • Loan payments and other functions
    • Consent to amendments
    • Restrictions on transferLoan purchase options
    • Reimbursement and indemnification obligations
    • Subparticipations
    • Set-off by participant
    • Understanding the participation agreement
    • The participant's checklist
    • The participation in workout

Who Should Attend?

CRE lenders, commercial lenders; credit analysts, loan review specialists, special assets officers, lending managers and credit officers. Support personnel involved in the administration of loan participations are also encouraged to attend.


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