August 17, 2020
Message from Farmers Bank & Trust:
We wanted to provide an update on the PPP forgiveness process. The SBA opened the forgiveness portal to lenders on Monday, August 10th. We, like most banks, have decided to wait before accepting forgiveness applications at this time. We have made this decision as Congress is still considering forgiveness issues, including automatic forgiveness under a certain dollar threshold and simplification of the forgiveness application.
We feel that it is prudent to wait a few weeks to see if any simplification measures are implemented. If not, we will contact each borrower and start moving forward in the forgiveness process.
We will post updates here on our website at MyFarmers.Bank and contact PPP loan customers when we begin accepting forgiveness applications.
Chief Lending Officer