Good News/Bad News: SBA 504 Loans are out of money for FY2021

The good news is the SBA 504 product has never been more successful. The bad news is, because of its success—for new purchase, construction and refinance with expansion, the program is estimated to run out of money in a couple of weeks for the remainder of SBA’s fiscal year (9/30). “In this case, the regular 504 program, which includes 504 debt refi with expansion, will reach its congressionally authorized cap of $7.5 billion before the cap is reset on October 1. As of August 21, the regular 504 program had approximately $7 billion in approvals with estimates pointing to the program reaching the cap as soon as September 3rd.” –from… Read More

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MWSBF Proudly Sponsors the Janie C Kids Market: a craft fair created and cultivated by kids

May 13, 2021 (Salt Lake City) — “Entrepreneurship and innovation have no age limits,” said Danny Mangum, chief operating officer for Mountain West Small Business Finance. “That’s just one of many reasons we’re proud to help sponsor the Janie C Kids Market. As a company that prides itself on supporting and celebrating economic development, resourcefulness, and creativity, we salute these young entrepreneurs and the Holladay community that has come together to help make this event a reality.” The event, held Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at 2810 E. Hermosa Way in Holladay, Utah will feature jewelry, crafts, treats and wares from a variety of the neighborhood’s children. … Read More

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A Letter from John D. Evans

May 6, 2021 To Our Valued Lending Partners, On behalf of Mountain West Small Business Finance, I would like to express our appreciation to you for helping us assist record numbers of small businesses through the SBA 504 Program. The table below illustrates the increased 504 volume at MWSBF (FYE: 9/30):   FY 2019 FY 2020 % Chg. 2020 (6 mos.) 2021 (6 mos.) % Chg. # of Loans 189 233 23.3% 100 170 70% Loan Dollars (000s omitted) $133,848 $169,530 26.7% $85,182 $131,019 53.8% MWSBF is currently ranked as the fifth leading CDC lender in the country (190+ CDCs), behind only those in New York, Florida, and California.  While… Read More

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Now Hiring: Loan Assistant

MWSBF has a Full Time opening for Loan Assistant II (in Training) position open in the Orem Office. Successful applicant would start immediately. Job description and wage information is listed below. Please email a resume and cover letter to Zianibeth Shattuck-Owen at zshattuck-owen@mwsbf.com by close of business Thursday, March 25, 2021.    LOAN ASSISTANT PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Helps package new loan applications Coordinates with Bank Officer to obtain check list items needed for the application file Runs reports on borrowers and entities making application; credit reports, risk scores, UCC filings, data share name checks, flood certifications and bankruptcy records Verifies receipt of deposit when necessary, environmental information, appraisals and required signatures on all exhibits… Read More

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Loans Available for Business Impacted by COVID

Our lending partner, Utah Small Business Loan Fund (USBLF) has funds available for loans to small businesses affected by COVID-19. Loans can be requested for up to $250,000 and have 5-7 year terms and fixed rates. If you are interested in learning more or applying for one of these loans, please contact their loan administrator, Kimberly Holley via email at kholley@mwsbf.com or phone at 801-412-3771. You can also start the application process by visiting USBLF’s website: www.usblf.org

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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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