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SBA to Accept Direct Forgiveness Applications from PPP (7/28/2021) 
The SBA will launch an initiative to accept PPP loan forgiveness applications directly—bypassing the lending institutions—for loans of $150,000 or less.
ABA Urges Bankers to Encourage Lawmakers to Co-sponsor ECORA Act (7/27/2021) 
AmBA is calling on bankers to encourage their lawmakers to co-sponsor the Enhancing Credit Opportunities in Rural America Act.
PPP Loan Investigations: What’s on the Horizon for Banks? (7/23/2021) 
Banks will likely be targeted in the coming months for their roles with the Paycheck Protection Program and other lending during the pandemic.
AmBA: Banks’ Committed to Reducing Number of Unbanked Americans (7/22/2021) 
During a subcommittee hearing, AmBA emphasized the banking industry’s commitment to reducing the number of unbanked individuals in the country.
AmBA Urges Bankers to Comment on Fed's Payments System Access Guidelines (7/6/2021) 
AmBA is calling on bankers to comment on the Federal Reserve's proposed guidelines on requesting access to the nation's payments system.
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