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There is a lot happening in the payments world in 2022. As bankers try and digest a steady stream of news related to faster payments, it can be overwhelming to try and keep straight what all the different terms mean, what solutions ride which payment 'rails' or networks, and what actions banks should take in a complex payments landscape to attract and retain customers.
As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2022, we’re still in the throes of finding our “new normal,” which is shaping everything from our branch strategy to product innovation and beyond. There are several issues deserving of our focus, but for many of us, instant payments has risen to become a necessary priority.
Family Federal Education Loan borrowers, who were not covered by the federal freeze put in place during the pandemic, struggled with their debit payments, and could signal problems ahead for nearly 37 million covered loans and “rising delinquencies once forbearance ends and payments resume,” according to a recent New York Federal Reserve analysis.
The Small Business Administration recently disclosed that it will directly contact more than 1,000 lenders after it potentially made erroneous 7(a) program payments to borrowers under Section 1112 of the CARES Act.
Ultimately, the SBA’s plan is to work with lenders to claw back the Section 1112 program mispayments, which do not involve either the Paycheck Protection Program or SBA’s 504 loan program