Saturday, June 25, 2022

Megan McGuire

Fed extends rule allowing directors, shareholders to apply for PPP loans

The Federal Reserve announced on July 15 that it would extend a temporary exemption from Regulation O to allow bank directors and shareholders to receive Paycheck Protection Program loans from their related banks. Reg O generally limits lending activity to bank directors, shareholders, officers and businesses owned by these persons. The exception—which applies only to PPP loans—will be extended through …

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Week of May 18

In This Issue… OBA Annual Business Meeting set for Tuesday Banks return to offices, facilities Check out OBA’s Strategic Members COVID-19 Resource page OBA education corner …

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SBA to reserve time for lenders with fewer than $1 billion assets today; also highlights new PPP interim rule, changes to Connect Portal

The following comes courtesy the American Bankers Association: The Small Business Administration announced this afternoon it will reserve an eight-hour block of time for lenders with fewer than $1 billion in assets to submit Paycheck Protection Program loan applications to SBA. This window will run from 3 p.m. CDT through 10:59 p.m. CDT today. In a message to lenders, SBA …

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SBA clarifies PPP’s 10-day disbursement window, fee payments

The Small Business Administration last night issued an interim final rule providing clarity on the 10-day loan disbursement requirement under the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as the filing required to receive the lender processing fee. ‌Moving forward, lenders must make a full, one-time disbursement of PPP loan funds within 10 calendar days of the loan being approved—that is, when …

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SBA announces measures aimed at smoothing operations ahead of PPP restart

Breaking news from the ABA: With the U.S. Small Business Administration expecting a high volume of Paycheck Protection Program loan applications when the E-Tran system reopens at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, SBA today notified lenders of several steps it will take to ensure the smooth operation of the program, including pacing the number of loans processed once the system reopens. Acknowledging …

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OBA President/CEO Roger Beverage addresses concern for the PPP

MEMORANDUM TO: All OBA Chairmen, Presidents, CEOs and CFOs RE: Good Faith Certification Good afternoon: Some additional guidance was released by the Treasury Department this week, and I found it very troubling. Here’s why. Question #31 was added to the Treasury’s list of FAQs last Thursday. You may recall that there has been some controversy about whether large organizations, like …

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SBA issues guidance on calculating max PPP loan size

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Breaking news from the ABA: With the Small Business Administration reopening its E-Tran system for Paycheck Protection Program applications on Monday morning, SBA last night issued guidance to help borrowers and lenders calculate and document the maximum PPP loan amount a business may be eligible for. The guidance covers several situations about which lenders have sought clarity. The guidance addresses …

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House approves additional PPP funds, President to sign imminently

Breaking news from the ABA: By a strong bipartisan vote this evening, the House cleared legislation providing more than $320 billion in new funding for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. The Senate passed the bill earlier this week, and President Trump is expected to sign it shortly. Of the more than $320 billion appropriated for PPP loans, a …

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