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Type: FCA Regulation
PART 614 - LOAN POLICIES AND OPERATIONS
Subpart F - Collateral Evaluation Requirements


614.4255 Independence requirements.
(a) Prohibitions. For all personal and intangible property, and for all real property exempted under 614.4260(c) of this subpart, no person may:
(1) Perform evaluations in connection with transactions in which such person has a direct or indirect interest, financial or otherwise, in the loan or subject property;
(2) As a director, vote on or approve a loan decision on which such person performed a collateral evaluation; or
(3) As a director, perform a collateral evaluation in connection with any transaction on which such person made or will be required to make a credit decision.
(b) Officers and employees. If the institution's internal control procedures required by 618.8430 of this chapter include requirements for either a prior approval or post-review of credit decisions, officers and employees may:
(1) Participate in a vote or approval involving assets on which they performed a collateral evaluation; or
(2) Perform a collateral evaluation in connection with a transaction on which they have made or will be required to make a credit decision.
(c) Real estate appraiser. Except as provided in 614.4260(c) of this subpart, all evaluations of real property that serve as the primary security for a loan shall be performed by a qualified real estate appraiser who has no direct or indirect interest, financial or otherwise, in the loan or subject property and is not engaged in the marketing, lending, collection, or credit decision processes of any of the following:
(1) A Farm Credit System institution making or originating the loan;
(2) A Farm Credit System institution operating under common management with the institution making or originating the loan; or
(3) A Farm Credit System institution purchasing an interest in the loan.
(d) Fee appraisers. Fee appraisers shall be engaged directly by the Farm Credit System institution or its agent, and shall have no direct or indirect interest, financial or otherwise, in the property or transaction. A Farm Credit System institution may accept a real estate appraisal that was prepared by an appraiser engaged directly by another Farm Credit System institution, by a United States Government agency, a Government-Sponsored Enterprise or by a financial institution subject to title XI of FIRREA.
(e) Loan Purchases. No employee who, acting as a State licensed or State certified appraiser, performed a real estate appraisal on any collateral supporting a loan shall subsequently participate in any decision related to the loan purchase.

[59 FR 46730, Sept. 12, 1994]

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