Fri.Apr 03, 2020

Fintechs launch SBA PPP platforms amid stimulus scramble

Bank Innovation

As banks scramble to stand up digital interfaces and participate in the SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that launched today, fintech providers are rolling out different technology platforms to help lenders process the flood of small business loan applications.

Want to Become an SBA Paycheck Protection Program Lender?


Key Takeaways The SBA has provided guidance for lenders to apply to become PPP lenders. It has provided instructions for lenders that are not active SBA lenders.and those that have a form 750. The SBA is also offering guidance on signing up for E-Tran.

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Fintechs, lacking guidance, pivot to SBA loans 

Bank Innovation

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin last weekend confirmed “any fintech lender” will be authorized to make small business loans as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relieve and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Bank Of America Boasts $22B In Bailout Loans


It was a phenomenal Friday (April 3) for Bank of America. The Charlotte-based global lender told CNBC that 85,000 customers have applied for $22.2 billion in loans since online applications became available starting at 8:45 a.m. to help small businesses survive the downturn from COVID-19.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

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Weekly Wrap: PPP ramp up dominates the credit industry

Bank Innovation

The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program went live today, and confusion reigned. Despite shelter-in-place mandates for better than 80% of Americans, some banks urged prospective borrowers to come into branches to fill out an application.

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Could digital delivery of coronavirus stimulus create new problems?

Payments Source

The U.S. Treasury is talking to digital payments providers about quick ways to disburse funds to recipients of stimulus checks within a couple of weeks, but payments industry experts foresee troubling security issues even with most of the obvious options.

Pelosi Calls For More Small Business Funding In COVID-19 Relief


Not content with the $2 trillion in coronavirus relief Congress passed last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants more small business loan funding, additional direct payments to individuals and an extension of enhanced unemployment insurance, CNBC reported.

Crossing the Chasm – Compassionate Lending in a Time of Need

Strategically Speaking

We awake each day with the realization that we are living in extraordinary times. It can often seem surreal as we try to wrap our minds around the challenges that we face. But together we will face them. Our world is currently fighting a battle on two fronts.

Installment Payments Push Sports-Equipment Sales Over The Finish Line


Buy now pay later (BNPL) solutions are more popular than ever, allowing consumers to avoid paying at the point of purchase and instead doing so in increments over several weeks.

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6 technology silver linings in the dark Coronavirus cloud

Daily Fintech

It is human nature to seek a silver lining in what is obviously a very dark cloud. This is the third in our series on how Coronavirus is changing our world. The first looked at how this is crashing legacy financial markets. This was the destructive part of creative destruction.

The Week In Payments: What The New Normal Will Look Like When It Comes


It is impossible at this point to write the week in payments (commerce, financial services and technology) without writing about COVID-19.

This Week in Fintech ending 3 April 2020

Daily Fintech

This weekly summary from our 5 experts, brings you insights based on their experience as investors, entrepreneurs & executives. Ilias Hatzis started his first company, an internet search engine, during the dot-com era & now focusses on crypto.

Mnuchin: Community Banks Processed Almost All $875M+ In Relief


In a social media post, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said community banks have helped process many of the small business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The relief is meant to support the economy during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, CNBC reported.

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The Telework-Ready Bank

ABA Community Banking

How one bank ensured it could go 100 percent work-from-home in response to the pandemic—without missing a beat. The post The Telework-Ready Bank appeared first on ABA Banking Journal.

UK Expands Non-Payment Protection For Exporters


To protect exporters from the risk of not receiving payment if clients can’t pay their debts, the U.K. is growing the purview of its export insurance policy. The country joins other nations that have offered supply chain insurance support, The New York Times reported.

Bonus Podcast: Questions and Answers on the SBA PPP

ABA Community Banking

Bankers have lots of questions about the Small Business Administration's new Paycheck Protection Program, which launched today to deliver up to $349 billion to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

How ISVs And PayFacs Can Survive — And Even Thrive — During A Recession


The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis are reshaping the way business is done — and the way we pay. A recession is almost certainly taking shape.

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Small banks struggle to get SBA to return calls, process emergency loans

American Banker

While the federal government is touting the early success of the Paycheck Protection Program, community banks are complaining about headaches and glitches. SBA Community banking Treasury Department Small business

Bank Of America Can Now Accept Small Business Relief Applications


Bank of America has reportedly become the first large bank to be able to take digital applications for the $350 billion small business loan program that is part of the government’s coronavirus relief package. The financial institution’s portal went online at approximately 9 a.m.

BofA offers emergency loans to borrowers first, freezing out depositors

American Banker

The decision sparked outrage from small-business owners who have checking accounts with the bank but not loans or business credit cards.

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Startup Debuts Thermal Wellness Tech, Right When The World Needs It


It’s June 2013. Barack Obama is president. The Purge” rules the box office. Wuhan is known only as the transportation hub of central China. And a young MIT engineering student named Sam Shames is bored. “We

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How to Become an SBA Lender for the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program

Banking Exchange

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Amazon To Postpone Prime Day Amid COVID-19


Amid the coronavirus, Amazon is delaying its Prime Day summer shopping event to August at the soonest and foresees a possible $100 million impact from extra devices it could possibly now have to offer at a reduced price.

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To Avail Moratorium Or Not? Find Out


The RBI’s loan deferment announcement amid the COVID-19 outbreak is a welcome relief to borrowers. However, consider these details before you take a decision to either avail the moratorium or continue paying your EMIs.

Sweden Joins ECB’s Real-Time Payments Platform


Sweden is the latest country to join the European Central Bank’s (ECB) instant payments platform in an effort to ease electronic payments.

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