Update on April 1st SBA Loan Payments

SBA Will Be Making April 1st Loan Payments Great News! Mountain West has just been notified that the SBA will be making the April 1 payment for all SBA 504 loans.  This will be the first of six monthly payments made on behalf of the business.  These payments will not be pulled from your account starting tomorrow (April 1). We’ve included the correspondence from our trade organization (NADCO) at the bottom of the email if you’d like to read it in its entirety. Here’s what the announcement means to you: Funds for the April payment will not be pulled from your account tomorrow. Under the CARES Act, SBA will pay the full monthly payment owed… Read More

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SBA Warns of CARES Act Scams & Fraud: How to Detect Them and Protect Yourself

The Small Business Administration Office of Inspector General (SBA OIG) sent out a notice regarding numerous fraud, scam, and phishing messages targeting small business owners. Below is the letter they sent out which includes tips about recognizing, avoiding and reporting any fraud you might come across. Letter from the SBA Office of Inspector General The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the largest financial assistance bill to… Read More

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MWSBF Welcomes Dianne Flores as Our Newest Servicing Specialist

Dianne Flores Named Newest Servicing Specialist at Mountain West Small Business Finance Mountain West Small Business Finance has named Dianne Flores, servicing specialist. Flores will be responsible for automation and streamlining of Mountain West’s insurance process for their loan portfolio. She will be based in Spokane, Washington and telecommute – supporting the company’s entire loan portfolio. Read the full press release below. March 30, 2020 (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, welcomes Dianne Flores as the company’s newest servicing specialist. Flores will telecommute from Spokane, Washington and will be responsible for the automation and streamlining of Mountain West’s insurance process for their… Read More

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A Message from MWSBF : COVID-19 Stimulus Bill for Small Businesses

We congratulate our nation’s congressional leaders on coming to an agreement and passing a $2 trillion emergency spending bill to combat the economic impact of coronavirus. As we understand it, the bill includes approximately $350 billion aimed at helping small businesses weather the economic storm.  Two pieces of particular importance regarding the legislation include: $17 Billion for SBA payment of borrower principal, interest, and fees for a 6-month period beginning with the next payment due, for 504, 7(a) including Community Advantage, and Microloan borrowers. This is not a deferment but is actual debt forgiveness for the borrower. These SBA payments will be enacted by SBA automatically, so borrowers do not need to contact Mountain West. $325 Billion for the Payroll… Read More

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A Letter from MWSBF President: COVID-19 & SBA Disaster Relief

During this time of COVID-19, social distancing and earthquakes, MWSBF is committed to providing the same level of care and customer service as we always have. We are limiting our in person interactions but remain fully accessible via phone, email or if needed, video conferencing. If you have any questions, please reach out to any of our loan officers via phone or email: Spencer Davis, 801-412-3769, sdavis@mwsbf.com Judd Blakesley, 801-412-3792, jblakesley@mwsbf.com Blake Beck, 801-655-4968, bbeck@mwsbf.com Jeff Vanchiere, 435-652-3761, jvanchiere@mwsbf.com Brooks Harbertson, 801-655-4989, bharbertson@mwsbf.com Tyler Healey, 435-787-4242, thealey@mwsbf.com Anyone with concerns about their small business during the COVID-19 pandemic can be directed to the SBA for Disaster Relief Loans. Beginning today, the… Read More

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