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Will your PPP loan get funded? Local lenders weigh in

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

The Small Business Administration’s system that processes loans is still slow. Some banks are seeing more loan applications. And although the amount of funding being sought is significantly smaller, there…

Louisiana loan program off to sluggish start

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

Louisiana economic development officials are trying to boost a state-led loan program for small businesses that has been slower to ramp up. But they’re running into challenges from banks too…

The PPP loan program is out of money. What’s next?

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

Many New Orleans-area business owners seeking federal forgivable loans will have to wait until Congress adds more money in order to apply or advance their current applications to the funding…

Where’s the money, Week 2: Some can’t apply for loans yet

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

As concerns rise that a $349 billion federal forgivable loan program will soon run out of funding to disburse, some New Orleans-area business owners say they haven’t been able to submit applications…

IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts…

Where’s the money? Loan program a scramble for local businesses, banks

Natalie Chandler, Editor at CityBusiness

Three days after the start of a $349 billion federal loan program to help business owners survive COVID-19, the prediction that it would a challenge to immediately distribute money appears…

Coronavirus loans bring challenge for local banks

Lance Traweek at New Orleans City Business

As they await guidance from the U.S. Small Business Administration, community banks are preparing for the disbursement of $349 billion worth of loans to help businesses affected by the COVID-19…

CARES ACT Small Business Relief Summary

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law, and we must wait for the SBA to issue official guidelines for Banks to follow in…

PPP Loan Round 2 Update

Ron E Samford, Jr., President & CEO

Dear Metairie Bank Customer and Paycheck Protection Borrower: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans have been a welcome relief for small businesses across our great country, and Metairie Bank was proud…

Number of unbanked Americans decreasing, report says

Lance Traweek, Managing Editor at New Orleans City Business

Due to nationwide economic growth, the number of unbanked Americans fell to 6 percent last year, according to a Federal Reserve report. The figure was down from 8 percent in…


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