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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Updates

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on May 5, 2021, that funding for the PPP program has been exhausted, prior to the May 31, 2021 deadline.

We can no longer accept applications for the PPP program. A Pennian Bank representative will contact you regarding any PPP applications that are pending.

As a local, community bank, we are thankful we could assist so many small businesses with the PPP program. We appreciate you trusting us with your business. 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Information

Pennian Bank is currently able to process applications for loan forgiveness for those who participated in the Paycheck Protection Program. Here are a few things to remember when applying for forgiveness:

  • We are currently accepting applications through our secure portal, which has been customized with your business's information. When you are ready to receive the link for your portal, please contact your loan officer or email [email protected]
  • Please make sure you have all your documentation ready to upload once you've reached the end of your covered period. 
  • It is recommended that you consult your accountant or payroll provider for advice regarding additional documentation that may be required. 
  • Please note, any EIDL advances you received from the SBA will be deducted from any loan forgiveness you may be otherwise eligible for at this time. 

Here are a few important points to note:

  • Pennian Bank has 60 days to process your application.
  • The SBA has 90 days to make a decision after Pennian submits the application.
  • We will notify you once we know the approval status of your application. If it is not approved, your loan officer will contact you to arrange a payment schedule. 

Please understand that Pennian Bank is the processor of your forgiveness application and we are limited to accepting, packaging and submitting your information to the SBA for a final decision on loan forgiveness. We are currently experiencing a high call and email volume. We are doing our best to address them as soon as possible. 

Find the latest information from the SBA about the Paycheck Protection Program here

 

Updates Regarding Coronavirus

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our highest priority. Like many banks and businesses, we have a Pandemic Plan in place, which we have reviewed and updated as a precautionary step in response to the Coronavirus.

Our plan follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local health authorities.

Operational Updates
  • Beginning March 22, lobbies will reopen.
  • Our Trust and Investment Services office is open by appointment ONLY until further notice. 
When visiting an office:
  • Masks are required for entry per the PA Department of Health and CDC, and out of respect for employees and other customers. You'll be asked to briefly remove your mask upon entry for security purposes.
  • Please stay home if you are ill or have had exposure to COVID-19.
  • Maintain social distancing (6 feet) while in the office.
  • We will be following Maximum Occupancy limits, which will be posted on the door. If we are at capacity, you may be asked to wait outside briefly until another customer exits.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the office for your convenience.
Steps we're taking for your protection:
  • All employees are required to wear masks for your protection and theirs.
  • Reinforcing hand washing for our staff.
  • Thorough cleaning and sanitizing of all surfaces, with special attention to high traffic areas.
  • Making sure staff are staying home when they’re sick.
  • Monitoring and modifying business travel for staff.
  • Air purifiers were added to all HVAC units. UV bulbs were installed to reduce and eliminate odor, pollutants, kill surface bacteria and viruses. 
Customer Support

A few things we're doing to help assist our customers during this uncertain time:

  • Increased, personalized daily Pennian Bank debit card spending limits for qualifying individuals
  • Personalized daily mobile deposit limit increases for qualifying individuals
  • Loan payment deferral options, based on need

Information About Federal Mortgage and Housing Assistance

We also encourage our customers to take advantage of our online offerings during this time:
  • Download our mobile banking app for your smartphone or tablet.
  • If you’re not already enrolled, consider enrolling in online banking to access your accounts - You can quickly and easily self-enroll online. If you experience issues, please call our Main Office at 717-436-2144 for assistance. 
  • Sign up for Telebanc, which allows you access to your accounts via touchtone phone - Call the Telebanc number at 877-362-6433. If you don't already have a Telebanc PIN, it will be the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
  • If you are a Trust and Investment Services customer and would like to sign up for Portfolio Account Link, please call our Customer Care Center at 717-436-2144 and ask for our Trust and Investment Services Department.
  • Be sure your personal information is up-to-date, so you can receive information in a timely manner
  • We have videos to help you through the following online offerings: Online Bill Pay, Mobile Banking, Mobile Deposit, Digital Wallet and Smart Deposit ATMs
Beware of scammers that are taking advantage of this situation.

Criminals are using fear/intimidation, trickery and urgency related to the coronavirus in an attempt to steal your sensitive, personal and account information. Be on the lookout for strange calls, emails, texts or websites that look like they are coming from legitimate businesses or government agencies, asking for information like your social security number, username/passwords, account information, credit/debit card numbers, PINs, etc. Pennian Bank will never request this information through email/text/outbound calls.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If there is reduced branch access or the bank isn't open, is my money still insured?

A: Yes. Regardless of operating conditions, your money is insured by the FDIC. Deposits with an FDIC insured bank, like Pennian, will continue to be protected up to at least $250,000.00. 

Q: Will there be enough cash during a pandemic or other national disaster?

A: The Federal Reserve System has and will continue to meet the currency needs of banking customers. Be assured there are sufficient resources available to handle customer needs. Keep in mind the safest place for your money is in a bank. Banks will ensure access to your funds either directly or electronically. 

Q: Is there anyone I can speak with directly if I have detailed questions about my FDIC insurance coverage?

A: Yes, the FDIC has a team of experts available to answer your questions. Please call 1-877-ASK-FDIC (1-877-275-3342) and ask to speak to a Deposit Insurance Subject Matter Expert between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. 

Click here for additional FAQs from the FDIC.