Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
April 8, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Information
Small businesses with fewer than 500 employees are encouraged to quickly apply for the newly created Paycheck Protection Program, a loan that provides a direct incentive for small businesses that keep or quickly rehire employees, as well as for certain other expenses.
These loans provide up to 8 weeks of your payroll and benefit costs, plus an additional 25%. SBA will forgive the loan if all employees are retained on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.
At least 75% of the funds must be used for payroll. If you reduce the number of employees or have a reduction of more than 25% in wages paid to employees, the amount of loan forgiveness will be reduced. The loan forgiveness cannot exceed the principal and any accrued interest.
Here’s an overview of the Small Business Administration program’s most important features:
April 8, 2020
CARES Act Provides Relief to Individuals and Businesses
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. This $2 trillion emergency relief package is intended to assist individuals and businesses during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and accompanying economic crisis. Major relief provisions are summarized here.
April 6, 2020
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a video on how struggling homeowners can obtain mortgage forbearance if their finances are impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch the video here:
If you've been impacted by COVID-19 and need our support, we're here to help. Contact the CNB Loss Mitigation Department at 517-439-4300 or 517-544-0905 to find out about available assistance programs and resources.
March 31, 2020
Emergency Relief for Small Businesses
County National Bank is committed to assisting our customers during these uncertain times. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by the legislature and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, includes emergency relief measures for small businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This program will be available for many small to medium-sized businesses in our community. We are waiting for guidance provided by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and program details, including the application, and will begin to offer the program as soon as we have all of the information. CNB looks forward to doing our part to get small businesses up and running again.
March 26, 2020
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Financial Questions Round Table
Presented by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, John Waldron, President & CEO of County National Bank, and Dan Machnik, Managing Partner of Willis & Machnik Financial Services, LLC, answered financial questions related to the COVID-19 crisis.
March 21, 2020
FDIC: Insured Bank Deposits are Safe; Beware of Potential Scams Using the Agency's Name
In light of recent developments related to the coronavirus, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is reminding Americans that FDIC-insured banks remain the safest place to keep their money. The FDIC is also warning consumers of recent scams where imposters are pretending to be agency representatives to perpetrate fraudulent schemes. Learn more here.
March 20, 2020
Applying for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from the SBA
Earlier this month, Congress passed legislation that makes $1 billion available to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide low-interest loans to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and nonprofits that have suffered substantial economic losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer sought an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Declaration for the state and Michigan has receive the declaration from SBA. Small businesses in qualifying areas will be able to access low-interest loans through the SBA. More information can be found here. For additional information , please contact the Michigan SBA offices in Detroit or Grand Rapids.
March 18, 2020
As we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please rest assured that County National Bank (CNB) will continue to serve our communities and access to banking service will be maintained. Our top priority is the health and safety of our staff members and customers. We are reducing our in-person visits as much as possible by promoting the use of email, telephone and video conference as the main forms of communication. We assure you that all our branch locations are receiving enhanced cleaning with sanitizing of high-touch areas. We are taking every precaution to make sure our staff and customers remain healthy.
As of March 18, 2020, we will temporarily close our lobbies to the general public and our branches will provide drive-thru service only. Meetings that are necessary may be accepted by appointment only, so please contact your local branch to schedule. We encourage you to consider using the following convenient ways to conduct your day-to-day financial transactions:
- Online Banking – Eliminate checks and stamps with bill pay, view balances and account activity in real time, view documents, add stop payments, receive custom alerts, and more.
- Mobile Banking – View balances and account activity in real time, reduce potential fraud, schedule one-time payments, make deposits and transfers, and more. Download the “County National Bank Mobile” app from your app store.
- Online Mortgage Applications – Applying online is easy and can take as little as 20 minutes.
- ATM – Our machines allow you to withdraw cash, make deposits, transfer funds, and check balances 24 hours a day. Please Note: Some of our off-site ATM’s are limited to cash withdrawals only.
- Telephone Banking – Check balances, account history and transfer funds between CNB accounts - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply call (517) 439-0470 or toll-free (888) 598-0470.
- Night Depository – Drop your deposits and loan payments for processing at any of our branch locations.
We are here for you with exemplary customer service and will continue to communicate as we navigate this ever-changing situation. We appreciate your business and patience through these challenging times.