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Aug 30, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA testifying on PPP forgiveness

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.

Aug 6, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
PPP non-employer borrowers most successful with community banks: study

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.

Aug 2, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Agencies extend foreclosure moratoria

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.

Jul 29, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
SBA issues rule to expedite PPP forgiveness

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

Jun 11, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, June 11, 2021

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.

Jun 10, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
IRS issues another 2.3M EIPs

The IRS said it disbursed more than 2.3 million additional Economic Impact Payments over the past two weeks. The latest batch includes those with official payment dates through June 9.