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4 05, 2021

Financial preparation before a natural disaster

2021-05-03T14:23:19-05:00May 4th, 2021|Financial|0 Comments

Financial preparation before a natural disaster Whether due to fire or flood, earthquake or hurricane, powerful forces of nature can lead to financial devastation if you or your home is in its path. But while you can’t stop a catastrophe from happening, you can take preventative measures. Doing so will cushion the blow that such [...]

13 04, 2021

Am I eligible for the new round of PPP?

2021-04-13T15:36:24-05:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Am I eligible for the new round of PPP? Companies with 300 or fewer employees who suffered a 25% drop in any quarter’s revenue from 2019 to 2020 are eligible for the second round of PPP. This means a 25% or more reduction in gross income from any quarter in 2020 relative to that same [...]

13 04, 2021

Pandemic Assistance for your Small Business

2021-04-13T15:13:19-05:00April 13th, 2021|COVID-19, Small Business|0 Comments

Need pandemic assistance for your small business? Here's a rundown of several economic relief programs that are available. Despite the improved numbers for new cases and deaths compared to the peak of the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to have an outsized impact on small businesses. The passage and signing of the American Rescue Plan Act in [...]

12 03, 2021

6 Things to do with your Stimulus Check

2021-03-12T13:58:50-06:00March 12th, 2021|Financial|0 Comments

6 Things to do with your Stimulus Check (if you've already paid your bills)   Pay off (or Pay Down) High-Interest Debt Interest rates are low for student loans, mortgages, and savings accounts, but if you're carrying credit card debt, you're probably paying upwards of 15%. You can free up a lot of cash by paying [...]

5 03, 2021

PPP Loan Applications Online

2021-05-12T12:51:30-05:00March 5th, 2021|COVID-19, Green Country News, Small Business|0 Comments

No Longer Accepting PPP Applications UPDATE May 5, 2021 | Green Country FCU is no longer accepting PPP applications as the SBA-backed program has run out of funds. Any applications approved but not yet funded will still be processed. This does not affect PPP loans funded.   Here’s a rundown of several economic relief programs [...]

28 02, 2021

Self-Employed Apply for a PPP Loan Now!

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

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 [...]

18 01, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Now Available

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

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.

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 [...]

27 11, 2020

Masks are now required in Green Country branches

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

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) [...]

25 08, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

29 05, 2020

Lobbies Reopening

2020-05-29T16:35:25-05:00May 29th, 2020|Green Country News|0 Comments

Effective Monday, June 1, our lobbies will reopen for member access.   For the health and safety of everyone, we highly encourage the continued use of the drive-thru for all teller and simple transactions, whenever possible, as well as remote banking services.  If you do choose to come into the lobbies – welcome!  It’s good to see [...]

15 05, 2020

Celebrating Milestones During the Pandemic

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

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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