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LMA publishes guidance note on the Building Safety Act 2022

The Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA), which came into force 1 April 2023, is primarily intended to improve the design, construction and management of higher-risk buildings in England and Wales in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. The BSA is the most wide-ranging and comprehensive legislative reform affecting the built environment in decades.

Our new guidance note includes a number of key points for consideration for bank and non-bank lenders, and their advisors, when using the LMA’s template real estate finance facility documentation in circumstances where the BSA may apply.

FutureLend 2024

Our new flagship event, FutureLend 2024, is intended to empower and inspire young lenders and bankers with a shared passion for finance.

Offering a fantastic opportunity to network with senior industry professionals and to explore topics ranging from new technologies and innovations to diversity in the finance industry, FutureLend 2024 will help you to plan and develop your career.

LMA issues Primary Delayed Settlement Compensation Guidelines to facilitate efficiency in the primary leveraged loan market

Improving efficiency, particularly around settlement times, in the primary and secondary loan markets continues to be one of the key goals of the LMA and its members.

Working with members of the Board from both the buy and sell side, the Board have approved a recommended timeline for settlement of primary leveraged loan syndication, incorporating fault based delayed settlement compensation. 

The timeline seeks to address the delays occurring by providing a set of recommended timings for key steps in the syndication process and where the recommended settlement time is not met, the introduction of a fault based delayed settlement compensation mechanism. 

Real Estate Finance Conference

Bringing together thought-leaders from across the sector, our 2024 Real Estate Finance Conference will delve into the key issues surrounding real estate finance and the built environment.

It is aimed at lenders, investors, developers, owners and advisors who want to learn, network and stay ahead in this dynamic and rapidly evolving market.

LMA publishes updated RFR destination table

On 8 April 2024, we published an updated version of our RFR destination table.

The document has been revised in accordance with member feedback. As a result, it has been split into two destination tables:

(i) A new table has been added which is divided by currency / RFR – this allows members to more easily locate the documents which are relevant for a particular currency / RFR;

(ii) The existing table which is divided by sector to show the RFR equivalent (or most close equivalent) to a previously LIBOR-referencing LMA document.

The updated destination tables are intended to make our RFR documentation more easily accessible to members.  

LMA responded to ESMA Consultation Paper on Securitisation Disclosure Templates

On 14 March 2024, we responded to ESMA’s Consultation Paper on Securitisation Disclosure Templates.

Our recommendation would be for a pragmatic approach provided for in Option C which is to develop a simplified template for private securitisations and streamline annexes in the current disclosure framework in the short term, followed by the longer-term solution in Option D which involves a full overhaul of the templates. 

Updates to the LMA’s Data Protection Privacy Notice

On 20 March 2024, our privacy notice was updated on account of changes in connection with our new Horizons publication. 

Click read more to access the privacy notice. 

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Documentation (18 April 2024)

LMA publishes guidance note on the Building Safety Act 2022

Documentation (8 April 2024)

LMA publishes updated RFR destination table. 

Regulation (14 March 2024)

LMA responds to ESMA Consultation Paper on Securitisation Disclosure Templates

Documentation (16 February 2024)

LMA publishes updated Schuldschein loan agreement documents (both English and German languages). 

Documentation (1 February 2024)

The LMA publishes updated Term €STR exposure draft and German law investment grade document. 

Documentation (25 January 2024)

The LMA is pleased to have published the first two of a planned series of member state implementation “surveys” on the EU NPL Directive in respect of both Germany and Ireland, which are intended to provide factual and practical guidance for members, as well as the core requirements of the local legislation itself.

Documentation (22 January 2024)

LMA publishes updated versions of its developing markets and pre-export finance (PXF) facility agreements for the transition to risk-free rates (RFRs).  

Regulation (15 December 2023)

LMA responds to the European Commission's targeted consultation on the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR)

Regulation (14 December 2023)

LMA responds to IOSCO Consultation Report on Good Practices for Leveraged Loans and CLOs

Documentation (7 December 2023)

LMA publishes duty of care agreement and subordination agreement for use on real estate finance transactions. Accompanying user guides have been produced for these documents.

Documentation (2 November 2023)

LMA publishes South African law revised replacement of screen rate language to assist with JIBAR transition. 

Documentation (31 October 2023)

LMA publishes updated CORRA Schedule and updated compounded TONA Schedule.

Regulation (27 October 2023)

LMA response to FCA and PRA Securitisation Rules consultations.

Popular Resources

Website overview video

Watch our video overview of the LMA website providing a virtual tour of the site to help you locate all the interesting and latest content.

LIBOR Transition Glossary

This glossary covers key terms related to the transition from LIBOR to near risk-free rates ("RFRs").

Sustainable Lending Glossary

The sustainable lending glossary will aid transparency of terms in this rapidly evolving area of the market.

Green Loan Principles (GLP)

The GLP have been developed by an experienced working party with a view to promoting the development and integrity of the green loan product.

Sustainability Linked Loan Principles (SLLP)

Sustainability linked loans aim to facilitate and support environmentally and socially sustainable economic activity and growth.

Social Loan Principles (SLP)

The SLP aim to create a high-level framework of market standards and guidelines, providing a consistent methodology for use across the social loan market.

LMA Secondary Settlement Statistics

Collation of settlement statistics from major European trading banks

Understanding the Loan Market

E-learning course comprised of 10 modules providing an overview of the syndicated loan market.

EU Bail-in Legislation Schedule

As part of the co-operation between the LMA, LSTA, APLMA and also ICMA, each of their forms of bail-in clause refer to a common EU Bail-In Legislation Schedule, which has been prepared by the LMA, in order to describe the relevant national implementation legislation and write-down and conversion powers.