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Hurricane Preparedness

We've consolidated information from local areas affected by the hurricane season, as well as national resources to help community banks stay prepared this season.

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Consumer & Business Response

View our collection of tips and tricks to help consumers and local businesses prepare for local disasters, get the latest news regarding community bank crisis response and more.

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Operational Risk

Operational Risk includes risks such as cyber, data and physical security, natural disasters, pandemics or other forces that should be addressed in a community bank's disaster recovery, business continuity, incident response, or pandemic plans.

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Natural Disaster News and Resources

Financial Times: Community banks ‘irreplaceable’ during pandemic

Aug 31, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
A new Financial Times article (paywall) reports on how community banks have been “irreplaceable” during the pandemic, including by leading the Paycheck Protection Program response.

ICBA testifying on PPP forgiveness

Aug 30, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA Chairman Robert Fisher is scheduled to testify this Wednesday at a House Small Business Committee hearing on what’s next for Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness.

PPP non-employer borrowers most successful with community banks: study

Aug 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Small businesses without employees were most successful in obtaining Paycheck Protection Program funding from community banks and were the most satisfied with the support they received during the pandemic compared to large banks and credit unions.

Agencies extend foreclosure moratoria

Aug 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The federal government extended the moratorium on single-family real estate owned evictions until Sept. 30 for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration, and the USDA.

SBA issues rule to expedite PPP forgiveness

Jul 29, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
The SBA issued an interim final rule designed to speed up the forgiveness process for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less.

FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, June 11, 2021

Jun 11, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
As the G7 summit kicks off, the US has pledged 500 million doses of vaccine to be given to lower-income countries to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.