Covid 19 Information

If you are a current borrower experiencing financial hardship as a result of the impact of COVID-19, and wish to discuss the potential for loan payment deferments, please contact us at (866) 642-4287 and dial extension 3.

New applications for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program has ended. 

Loan Details and Forgiveness

The loan may be fully forgiven if the funds are used primarily for payroll costs, but proceeds may also be used for interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.   At least 60% of the loan must be for payroll purposes.  Keeping detailed records is very important.  

Forgiveness is based on the employer maintaining or rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels compared to previous year averages.  Forgiveness will be reduced if full-time headcount declines, or if salaries and wages decrease. Businesses have as many as 24 weeks from the date of the loan to achieve the payroll and FTE levels needed for forgiveness.   

MBC’s Role with Forgiveness Applications

MBC is helping our credit unions process forgiveness requests, using a paperless technology solution that allows businesses to complete the forgiveness application and submit the necessary payroll and expense documentation conveniently and securely directly to MBC via the internet.  We then review the information and provide it to the credit union for the forgiveness decision.  If approved, the application will then be sent to the SBA for their approval.  

MBC will be sending via email an invitation to begin the forgiveness application process to each business that received a PPP loan from one of our credit unions. We are beginning with loan amounts greater than $150,000 since Congress continues to discuss a more streamlined approach for loans less than $150,000.  

Businesses must apply for loan forgiveness within ten months of the receipt of their loan.    Lenders have 60 days to review forgiveness applications and render their decision.  The SBA has 90 days to review the lender’s forgiveness decision and approve or deny the forgiveness action.  Borrowers will not need to pay any payments during this time, and all interest that accrues will be paid by the US Treasury on the portion actually forgiven.  

This may continue to evolve, so check back here for updates.  If you have questions about your loan, contact your credit union lender at this time.  For general information, the best place to go is www.sba.gov

Menu