Treasury Department

Fed to give details on midsize business lending this week

04/08/20

The lending facility is for companies with more than 500 employees that are disqualified from the relief program for small businesses and too small for federal loans reserved for larger companies.

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One-fifth of emergency loan program's funds already committed

04/07/20

The Small Business Administration said lenders approved $71 billion in loans from the Paycheck Protection Program in less than five days.

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Treasury asking Congress for another $250B to help small businesses

04/07/20

Soaring demand for loans from firms hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic has led to predictions that the program could soon run out of funds.

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Servicers to feds: Stopgap plans not enough against coronavirus

04/06/20

Ginnie Mae and the FHA provided temporary liquidity relief for mortgage servicers bracing for higher delinquencies, but the industry continues to pressure Treasury and the Fed to provide more comprehensive support.

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Emergency loan program could run out of money in early June: Rubio

04/05/20

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said that $349 billion will likely not be enough meet loan demand from small businesses seeking a lifeline to help them weather the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Small banks struggle to get SBA to return calls, process emergency loans

04/03/20

While the federal government is touting the early success of the Paycheck Protection Program, community banks are complaining about headaches and glitches.

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Emergency loan program plagued by chaos on eve of launch

04/02/20

Many bankers find crucial parts of the SBA effort to help businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak to be unclear and onerous. If those issues go unresolved, participation could suffer.

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Does FSOC have a role to play in coronavirus response?

03/31/20

After budget cuts and a strategic transition, the interagency body conceived by Dodd-Frank to identify systemic threats has largely been silent as the pandemic roils the economy.

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April wave of missed payments could upend mortgage servicers

03/24/20

With economists fearing high unemployment stemming from the pandemic, the housing finance system is grappling with how it will recoup lost revenue from delinquencies, forbearance plans and other tremors.

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Mnuchin backs designating financial sector workers as 'essential'

03/24/20

Financial services personnel were among critical infrastructure groups that the Department of Homeland Security said were crucial for “public health and safety as well as community well-being” during the pandemic.

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