Sunday, January 24, 2021

Oklahoma Banker Direct

SBA releases update to Procedural Notice

Last night, the Small Business Administration released an update to the Procedural Notice covering PPP Lender Fee Payments and the 1502 Reporting Process. This covers several updates and clarifications, but the largest item is it provides details on the how the monthly reporting will work on PPP loans. As a reminder, the initial 1502 report on your PPP loans was …

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Questions arise about Tulsa and the Creek Nation

In a 5 – 4 decision, the United States Supreme Court has thrown into question a number of issues, including wrongful criminal convictions, property and sales taxes, along with question about bank collateral. The decision, written by Justice Neal Gorsuch, means that a large area of Eastern Oklahoma is still an American Indian Reservation and, as such, casts doubt on …

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Lucas comments on importance of Main Street Lending Program

Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-District 3) released the following statement today after the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston announced on Monday the Main Street Lending Program is fully operational. The MSLP will support small and mid-sized businesses, and their employees, that were in good financial standing before the pandemic by ensuring credit flows to businesses in need. The goal is to …

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Oklahoma Business Relief Program to have second phase

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce announced a second phase of the Oklahoma Business Relief Program, which will begin later this month. Phase II of the OBRP is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 13. The Department of Commerce will give at least five-days notice before the start date. Another $50 million has been designated for use in the Program. Developed …

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House approves Paycheck Protection Program extension

Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. House approved the previously passed Senate measure to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through Aug. 8. The extension, which was approved in both the Senate and House by unanimous consent, also decouples PPP authorization from the 7(a) program, eliminating the risk that the regular 7(a) program could shut down when the PPP hits its authorization …

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PPP cutoff approaching

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) cutoff is June 30. According to the SBA’s Dustin Allen, it will be a hard and fast cutoff at Close of Business on June 30. If an application has not been input in to ETRAN and reached the approval stage by that time it will not be given consideration. Allen urges bankers to make sure …

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Agent fees for CPAs, lawyers?

We have been hearing from some of our colleagues in other states about a few issues that seem to have popped up that relate to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the related Paycheck Protection Program initiative. We wanted to check with our banks as to whether these or any other issues may have come to your attention or may be …

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Oklahoma Business Relief Program start moved to Monday

As many of you know, the Oklahoma Business Resource Program – developed by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce – was scheduled to go live Friday. We heard from several bankers, with the program being first-come/first-served, there would be an initial rush of applicants, which would require bank employees to work all weekend to get the applications submitted. The OBA and …

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SBA, Treasury release simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration, along with the Treasury, released early this morning a new Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application, which is more streamlined and easier for applicants to navigate. The new form, which is being referred to as an EZ Loan Forgiveness Application, can be downloaded by clicking here. The full Loan Forgiveness Application Form can be downloaded here. This …

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