Now Accepting PPP Applications: ApplyPPP-2021

5 03, 2021

PPP Loan Applications Online

By |2021-03-05T13:46:26-06:00March 5th, 2021|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Paycheck Protection Program Our commercial lending team has worked tirelessly since last March to help our small business members and new relationships stay afloat by utilizing the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. To date, we’ve helped 110 business owners receive an average of $39,460 in what should be forgivable loans to pay employees and utilities. [...]

28 02, 2021

Self-Employed Apply for a PPP Loan Now!

By |2021-02-28T23:38:30-06:00February 28th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Self-employed and gig workers could get bigger loans under new PPP rules.  It just got easier for businesses with less than 20 employees to obtain a PPP loan. The Government changed how the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program calculates forgivable loans for the smallest firms and sole proprietors. The updated formula — which will likely [...]

1 02, 2021

Lobbies Re-Opening March 1

By |2021-02-28T23:11:27-06:00February 1st, 2021|Green Country News|0 Comments

Lobbies Now OPEN! As of Monday, March 1, 2021, all Green Country FCU lobbies are re-opened for in-person banking services. We are a community credit union, and the health and well-being of our communities continues to be our top priority - including making the decision to close our lobbies back in January. By limiting access [...]

29 01, 2021

Scam Alert – COVID Vaccinations & Oklahoma Vaccine portal

By |2021-01-29T13:22:46-06:00January 29th, 2021|COVID-19, Fraud|0 Comments

As the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out continues, it’s important to be on the lookout for scams. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) recently issued a new warning about vaccine scams: Beware of scams offering early access to vaccines for a fee. Keep an eye out for phishing scams where scammers email or text you with phony [...]

18 01, 2021

Farmers/Ranchers Eligible for PPP Loans

By |2021-01-18T22:19:55-06:00January 18th, 2021|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Farmers gain greater access to small business support as PPP reopens Farmers who run their operations as sole proprietors, independent contractors, or otherwise self-employed individuals will have newly expanded access to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under changes made in the COVID stimulus package Congress approved last month. Producers who were denied PPP loans or [...]

18 01, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Now Available

By |2021-01-27T11:28:07-06:00January 18th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Notice: Paycheck Protection Program resumed January 11, 2021 at 9am ET SBA, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw PPP Loans the week of January 11, 2021. SBA will begin accepting applications for Second Draw PPP Loans on January 13, 2021. I'd like more information about PPP [...]

14 01, 2021

PPP-Application

By |2021-01-16T08:30:38-06:00January 14th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Update January 14, 2021 Paycheck Protection Program applications are open again There are two applications available:   First Time Borrower Application - You did not receive a PPP loan in 2020 APPLY NOW - PPP First Time Borrower Second Time Application  - You received a PPP loan in 2020 2nd Time Borrower Application [...]

5 01, 2021

New stimulus package makes it easier to qualify for food stamps.

By |2021-01-05T15:17:47-06:00January 5th, 2021|COVID-19|0 Comments

New stimulus package makes it easier to qualify for food stamps. Here’s what you need to know Millions of Americans report not having enough money to pay for food during the pandemic. The latest Covid relief package expands food benefits, giving further aid to millions of Americans who are facing financial difficulty because of the [...]

5 01, 2021

When will you get your stimulus payment and how?

By |2021-01-05T09:24:57-06:00January 5th, 2021|COVID-19|0 Comments

People can check the status of both their first and second payments by using the Internal Revenue Service's Get My Payment online tool. When will you get your stimulus payment and how? A second round of stimulus payments are on the way and many eligible families are expected to receive the money this month. The first payments started [...]

1 01, 2021

Lobbies Closing – COVID Update

By |2021-02-15T19:15:20-06:00January 1st, 2021|COVID-19, Green Country News|0 Comments

UPDATE 2/15/2021 - Lobbies will ReOpen March 1st Now that staffing levels are back to almost normal and we're seeing a decline in community-wide COVID-19 cases, we will reopen our lobbies for in-person services on Monday, March 1st. UPDATE 1/28/2021 - LOBBIES CLOSED After reviewing staffing levels and community case levels, we have decided to [...]

31 12, 2020

Second Round Stimulus Checks Start Soon

By |2020-12-31T08:51:29-06:00December 31st, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Will you get a stimulus check? And when? Check your payment status here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment The $600 stimulus checks from the latest Covid relief bill are officially on their way to bank accounts. The IRS also confirmed that initial direct deposits began December 30th and will continue through next week. “Some Americans may see the direct [...]

27 11, 2020

Masks are now required in Green Country branches

By |2020-11-24T16:21:16-06:00November 27th, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News|0 Comments

Updated - Friday, November 27, 2020 Sand Springs City Ordinance Now Requires Masks in All Local Businesses In accordance with the recently passed City Ordinance No. 1359, face masks or coverings are now required in all Sand Springs businesses. We ask that you please help us comply with this new regulation by wearing a face-covering [...]

15 10, 2020

A New PPP Forgiveness Application is Out: What You Need to Know

By |2020-10-15T10:10:01-05:00October 15th, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

The Application The 3508S is a one-page application, with a second page for demographic information. Instead of having to show your forgiveness amount calculation as you do on the 3508EZ, you simply certify seven things: The dollar amount for which forgiveness is requested does not exceed the principal amount of the PPP loan and: a) [...]

23 09, 2020

Relief from Federal Student Loan Payments Extended through the End of the Year.

By |2020-09-23T13:52:21-05:00September 23rd, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

If you lost your source of income or had reduced income because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, making payments on your federal student loans may be nearly impossible. With the extension of The CARES Act, those borrowers have relief from paying through December 31st. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says if you have qualifying student [...]

25 08, 2020

Small-Business Owners: Don’t Forget Special Pandemic Tax Breaks

By |2020-10-20T15:02:57-05:00August 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

shared from the Wall Street Journal Whatever shape your business is in, here are tax moves to consider now Note: All are likely to require professional help but could provide big benefits. If you’re a small-business owner, don’t overlook tax breaks that could help this year—whether your business is on the ropes or is booming. [...]

21 08, 2020

Tips To Help Your Business Stay Afloat During Uncertainty with Guy Kawasaki

By |2020-12-15T09:35:18-06:00August 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We're sharing a post from A Daily Dose of OPTIMISM! recorded with Guy Kawasaki on LinkedIn Live. We hope you find this enlightening! In today’s conversation with Guy Kawasaki, entrepreneur, author of 15 books, marketing expert, and Silicon Valley venture capitalist—we discuss some of the tactical ways that entrepreneurs and CEOs can navigate leadership during the [...]

6 08, 2020

Keep Calm & Avoid Coronavirus Scams

By |2020-08-06T15:28:14-05:00August 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Fraud|0 Comments

There are so many COVID-19 scams circulating right now. Everything from stimulus money fraud to imposter contact tracers and everything in between. Stay aware and keep your personal information safe. Here are some tips from the FTC. KEEP CALM & AVOID CORONAVIRUS SCAMS Learn how to tell the difference between a real contact tracer and a scammer. [...]

6 07, 2020

Guide to Mortgage Forbearance Under the CARES Act

By |2020-07-06T09:39:44-05:00July 6th, 2020|COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

If you have been impacted by the national COVID-19 health crisis and are having trouble paying your mortgage payment, forbearance may be an option for you. Forbearance is offered by some lenders to borrowers who have experienced a financial hardship such as a loss of income or increased medical expenses. Eligible borrowers approved for forbearance [...]

30 06, 2020

Apply for Oklahoma Business Relief Program Today

By |2020-12-15T09:27:47-06:00June 30th, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Applications are no longer being accepted for this program. Oklahoma Business Relief Application & Guidelines Green Country is participating in the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP) which is a one-time grant for up to $25 million for qualified businesses. The OBRP is a state-level program administrated by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. OBRP requires that [...]

8 06, 2020

Verify or Notarize your absentee ballot at Green Country locations

By |2020-06-08T09:49:27-05:00June 8th, 2020|Green Country News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We're pleased to offer free absentee voter services to assist Tulsa area voters with absentee ballot affidavit verification. We have notaries at both our Morrow Road and Prattville locations. Here’s some general voter information: OKLAHOMA PRIMARY ELECTIONS – JUNE 30th Mail Absentee Request Deadline: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 @ 5 p.m. Here’s what’s on the [...]

29 05, 2020

5 Tips to Maximize PPP Forgiveness

By |2020-05-29T17:48:07-05:00May 29th, 2020|COVID-19, Financial, Small Business|0 Comments

Tip #1: Use the Covered Period for Payroll Costs A first tip to maximize PPP forgiveness? Use the eight-week covered period that starts when you get the PPP loan. Not the alternative covered period which starts the day the next payroll period starts. (You get to choose which eight weeks you look at.) The reason? [...]

21 05, 2020

Small Business Support through the Pandemic

By |2020-05-21T08:18:56-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Financial, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

Paycheck Protection Program Update Our commercial lending team has worked tirelessly since late March helping our small business members and new relationships stay afloat by utilizing the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program. To date, we've helped 90 business owners receive an average of $35,010 in what should be forgivable loans to pay employees and utilities. We've [...]

21 05, 2020

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks – When will you see your money?

By |2020-05-21T08:13:38-05:00May 21st, 2020|COVID-19, Green Country News|0 Comments

When will you see your Stimulus Check? Please note that Green Country FCU cannot see your stimulus payment until it is direct deposited or until you deposit a paper check. We do not have control over when these funds are deposited. The Internal Revenue Service started sending out stimulus payments this week and while some [...]

15 05, 2020

Celebrating Milestones During the Pandemic

By |2020-05-15T14:16:25-05:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life and cancel plans across the world, people are finding creative ways to celebrate. From drive-by weddings to birthday car parades to virtual graduation ceremonies, there are so many ways you can celebrate while still maintaining proper social distancing. Let’s take a look at some of the [...]

15 05, 2020

Managing your money during the Pandemic

By |2020-05-15T14:14:14-05:00May 15th, 2020|Budgeting, COVID-19, Financial|0 Comments

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us into financial situations that we could never have predicted. Country-wide shelter-in-place orders have left many without work, and businesses without customers. Now more than ever, it’s important to think about the way we spend or save every dollar we make. In some cases, the quarantine orders have [...]

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