Regarding the promissory note, SBA clarified that lenders may use their own note or an SBA form. The agency released its own form last night, but it may be revised following industry feedback to meet lenders’ operational needs.
Another challenge reported by lenders has been the question of how soon PPP loan funds must be disbursed, and we have aggressively sought clarity from SBA and Treasury, particularly amid the choppy rollout of the PPP.
According to the latest FAQs, the lender must make the first disbursement of the loan no later than 10 calendar days after the loan is approved.
“Bankers are working extremely hard to get these funds to small businesses as fast as they can, in a fluid environment with information and guidance being updated multiple times a day,” CBA's Amanda Averch said.