Sunday, January 24, 2021

Oklahoma Banker Direct

State of Oklahoma starting Oklahoma Business Relief Program

The State of Oklahoma will start its Oklahoma Business Relief Program next week. The program is similar to the Paycheck Protection Program, but at the state level. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Sean Kouplen asked the OBA to help spread the word about the program, as well as a pair of training calls next …

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SBA revises PPP application forms to reflect change in applicant eligibility

The following information comes courtesy the ABA: The Small Business Administration last night (June 12) released new borrower and lender guaranty application forms for the Paycheck Protection Program to reflect expanded eligibility for applicants with prior felony convictions. Previously, businesses were ineligible for PPP loans if at least 20% of their equity was owned by someone who had been convicted …

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Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame taking nominations for 2020 inductees

The OBA will be taking nominations for 2020 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inductees through the middle of July. The Hall of Fame was created by the OBA Board of Directors to honor individual bankers for their contributions to the banking industry and the State of Oklahoma. In addition, the Hall of Fame is intended to recognize bankers’ achievements on …

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SBA, Treasury issue guidance on PPP flexibility, new application form for borrowers

The following information comes courtesy the ABA: As expected, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department late last night (June 10) released an interim final rule to reflect changes made by H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act. SBA also published updated, streamlined application forms for borrowers and lenders to use for loans made on or after June 5, …

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Bipartisan letter urged Senate to pass PPP Flexibility Act

Bankers garnered a strong bipartisan group of U.S. representatives to co-sign a letter urging senators to approve the PPP Flexibility Act prior to its passage on Wednesday. Oklahoma fifth district representative, Kendra Horn, was one of the co-signers of the letter, which reached the Senate shortly before it passed the bill via voice vote. We’d like to thank Rep. Horn …

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Senate passes PPP Flexibility Act

The Senate passed legislation this afternoon to help businesses get their Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven and lengthening the time they have to use the funds. You can read more about the details of the bill in the OK Banker Direct sent on May 28 after the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives. https://www.oba.com/2020/05/28/house-passes-ppp-flexibility-act/ The bill passed by voice …

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OBA partners with State Election Board to aid absentee voters

The Oklahoma Bankers Association, along with the Community Bankers of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Credit Union Association, is partnering with the State Election Board to encourage the state’s financial institutions to aid absentee voters this election season. The OBA is asking its banks to provide one or more of the following services for free to absentee voters this year: • …

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House passes PPP Flexibility Act

The U.S. House of Representatives approved this afternoon new legislation to simplify businesses having their Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven and lengthening the time they have to use the funds. The bill would extend the forgiveness period for PPP loans from eight to 24 weeks and reduce payroll spending requirements from 75% of loan funds, to 60%. The House passed …

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SBA releases more information on Form 1502 for PPP loan

SBA is extending the deadline for lenders to submit the initial SBA Form 1502. Under SBA’s interim final rule on disbursements, posted April 28, 2020, lenders must disburse PPP loans within 10 calendar days of loan approval; a loan is considered approved when the loan is assigned a loan number by SBA. That interim final rule also provides that loans …

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SBA releases borrower application, instructions for PPP loan forgiveness

The following comes courtesy the American Bankers Association: The Small Business Administration and Treasury Department this evening released the application that borrowers must complete in order to have their Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiven. The form includes detailed information about the costs that are eligible for forgiveness and instructions for calculating those costs. SBA announced several measures intended to reduce …

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