|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2019
On March 20, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut issued an executive order requiring all “non-essential” businesses to close effective 8:00 p.m., Monday, March 23, 2020, until further notice. If this order remains in effect for an extended period, it could disrupt the Company’s operations in a material way, resulting in reductions in revenues, net income and cash flow. For example, the Company’s ability to review and process loan applications, as well as to underwrite, fund and service loans would be severely compromised. In addition, any disruption to the operations of a borrower could impair its ability to make monthly payments of interest, payments of insurance and/or taxes or to repay the outstanding balances on their loans at maturity. Furthermore, if a liquidity crisis were to develop, borrowers may not be able to refinance their loans when due. Finally, the spread of COVID-19 is having a negative impact on the overall economy, including on real estate values. If borrowers cannot sell their properties or the values of properties securing mortgage loans decline significantly, the borrowers may not be able to repay their loans when due. Under these circumstances, the Company may be compelled to take measures to preserve its cash flow, including reducing operating expenses and dividend payments until the consequences of the outbreak subside. There may be other adverse consequences to the Company’s business, operations and financial condition from the spread of COVID-19 that have not been considered.