Those off work from coronavirus may also be able to get help with their income loss by signing up to contributory Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) either instead or at the same time as getting Universal Credit. … [Read more...] about How do I get the new £2,500 a month self-employed coronavirus grant and who does it help?
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One non-bank direct SBA lender, Fountainhead, has been working for the past two weeks to streamline its own processes so that it will be able to process an application and close the new SBA loan in a matter of days, CEO Chris Hurn said. But lenders still need to know what documents and other reporting measures the SBA will require. Currently, Hurn noted, they have to upload a number of files on a borrower onto the SBA's electronic system. With such an uptick in loans being issued, the chance for overload is real. … [Read more...] about When will you see money and benefits from the stimulus bill?
'We can't save every job and business': Rishi Sunak's grim warning as he unveils £3bn per month bailout for Britain's self-employed that will give them 80% of their usual income up to £2,500-a-month Rishi Sunak finally unveiled a multi-billion-pound coronavirus bailout for millions of stricken self-employed workers tonight - but left hundreds of thousands just above a 'cliff edge' cut-off wondering how they will make ends meet. … [Read more...] about ‘We’ll have to choose – food or bills’: Self-employed people react to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s bail-out – as those it doesn’t help say they will be penniless and help will come too late for others
Even if the Treasury Department did decide it wanted to use payment apps, though, it would still face a major hurdle to doing so — one major goal of the government's stimulus efforts is to get payments to Americans as quickly as possible, something that might be at odds with any attempt to introduce a new payment mechanism. … [Read more...] about Venmo and Cash App want to deliver government stimulus payments
For small businesses in particular, it's a tough issue for those who have furloughed employees they may later rely on when the economy opens again. Restaurants are less likely to have several months of working capital in the bank and the earning opportunity for those businesses will be restricted for at least several weeks, if not longer, he said. … [Read more...] about Louisiana businesses are in survival mode; look to lenders for deferment, federal relief
Olsen said a cheaper alternative to buried fiber optic cable would be to deliver internet by white space, the extra capacity in TV broadcast bands. But such service is much slower than fiber networks. On March 19, the FCC adopted a series of changes to make it easier to use TV white space to provide internet service in rural areas. … [Read more...] about Broadband dearth hinders rural Wisconsin amid virus outbreak