Small Business Relief

Paycheck Protection Program

Hawaii National Bank is committed to ensuring that Hawaii business owners receive the support and latest updates you need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was created to help small businesses cover certain business expenses like employee payroll costs, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities. You can apply for a zero-fee, forgivable loan of up to $10 million.

As a SBA Preferred Lender, Hawaii National Bank is here to help you and your business apply for a PPP loan.

Updates

May 15, 2020: The SBA and US Department of Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application today. We are carefully reviewing the application and instructions and will provide an update on the loan forgiveness process as soon as possible.

Source: SBA

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May 13, 2020: Due to the high volume of PPP applications received, we are no longer accepting new applications at this time. We are working diligently to process the applications already received. Mahalo for your understanding.

May 6, 2020: Effective May 5, 2020, the SBA is extending the repayment date for the safe harbor from May 7 to May 14, 2020. For more, see the updated FAQ here.

Source: SBA

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April 28, 2020: Effective April 28, 2020, the SBA issued new guidance for the PPP program that included a Limited Safe Harbor clause with respect to certification concerning the need for a PPP loan request. In conjunction with this new guidance, if you no longer need your PPP loan to support your ongoing operations, or if you misunderstood the requirements for forgiveness, you may return funds without penalty under safe harbor terms by May 7, 2020. Additional information on the Interim Final Rule outlining safe harbor regulations can be found here.

Source: SBA

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April 27, 2020: Congress recently approved a second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. We will be prioritizing previously submitted loan applications, but are also accepting new applications from those unable to submit during the first round of PPP assistance. Applications will be processed in the order received while PPP funding is available. We may not be able to process all applications received before the funds are depleted. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, April 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact your Relationship Officer or email PPPLoans@HNBhawaii.com.

All loan terms are the same regardless of the lender, and funds are limited, so it’s best to submit your application as soon as possible.

May 6, 2020: Effective May 5, 2020, the SBA is extending the repayment date for the safe harbor from May 7 to May 14, 2020. For more, see the updated FAQ here.

Source: SBA

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April 28, 2020: Effective April 28, 2020, the SBA issued new guidance for the PPP program that included a Limited Safe Harbor clause with respect to certification concerning the need for a PPP loan request. In conjunction with this new guidance, if you no longer need your PPP loan to support your ongoing operations, or if you misunderstood the requirements for forgiveness, you may return funds without penalty under safe harbor terms by May 7, 2020. Additional information on the Interim Final Rule outlining safe harbor regulations can be found here.

Source: SBA

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April 27, 2020: Congress recently approved a second round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program. We will be prioritizing previously submitted loan applications, but are also accepting new applications from those unable to submit during the first round of PPP assistance. Applications will be processed in the order received while PPP funding is available. We may not be able to process all applications received before the funds are depleted. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, April 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact your Relationship Officer or email PPPLoans@HNBhawaii.com.

All loan terms are the same regardless of the lender, and funds are limited, so it’s best to submit your application as soon as possible.

Loan Forgiveness

Loan forgiveness is based on the employer maintaining or quickly rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels. Forgiveness will be reduced if full-time headcount declines, or if salaries and wages decrease.

Your PPP loan can be partially or fully forgiven if, within eight weeks from receiving funds, you use the loan proceeds for:

  • Payroll costs (at least 75% of loan proceeds)
  • Mortgage interest, rent and utilities (no more than 25% of loan proceeds)

Any funds not used within the eight weeks will not be eligible for loan forgiveness. In addition, you will have to submit evidence to Hawaii National Bank that documents the use of loan proceeds by June 30, 2020.

Any portion of the funds that are not forgiven will need to be paid back over 18-months (2-year term, 6 months deferred) at an interest rate of 1.0%. There is no prepayment penalty or fees for paying off the loan earlier.

Please Note: The SBA continues to make revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program, including details regarding loan forgiveness, and information is subject to change. Please refer to the SBA's website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Who is eligible?

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:

    1. Your business or entity was in operation on February 15, 2020

    2. You are a:

    • Small business
    • Sole proprietorship, independent contractor, or self-employed
    • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or 501(c)(9) veterans organization
    • Tribal business concern that has fewer than 500 employees or the applicable size standard in number of employees for the North American Industry Classification (NAICS) industry as provided by SBA, if higher. 
    • A business that employs 500 or less employees per physical location and has a NAICS code beginning with 72 (accommodations and restaurants), for which the affiliation rules are waived*.

    3. You have 500 employees or less

    *Affiliation rules are also waived for any business operating as a franchise that is assigned a franchise identifier code by the SBA, and any company that receives funding through a Small Business Investment Company.

  • How much can I borrow?

    The purpose of the loan is to help you cover payroll and other operating costs, so the PPP loan allows you to borrow up to 2.5 times your average monthly payroll costs, or up to $10 million (whichever amount is lower).

    Your average monthly payroll costs can include the following:

    • Compensation (salary, wage, commission, or similar compensation, payment of cash tip)
    • Payment for vacation, parental, family, medical, or sick leave
    • Allowance for dismissal or separation
    • Payment required for health care benefits, including insurance premiums
    • Payment of any retirement benefit
    • Payment of State or local tax assessed on the compensation of employees

    The following costs are not considered in determining your loan size:

    • Compensation over $100,000
    • Certain withheld taxes
    • Compensation for employees outside of the U.S.
    • Required leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, for which a credit is allowed
  • What are the terms of this loan?

    Loan terms are the same for all borrowers:

    • No collateral or personal guarantee required
    • No fees and a 1.0% interest rate
    • Loans can be fully forgiven
    • No payments for 6 months
  • What can the loan be used for?

    You can use PPP Loans for:

    Your Employees (at least 75%) Your Business (up to 25%)

    Your Employees:

    • Payroll costs (all costs mentioned in “How much can I borrow?”)
    • Costs related to group health care benefits during periods of paid sick, medical or family leave, and insurance premiums
    • Employee salaries, commissions, or similar compensations (except as excluded in “How much can I borrow”)

    Your Business (up to 25% of the loan funds can go to these items):

    • Payments of interest on any mortgage (but, not payment or prepayment of principal)
    • Rent and Utilities
    • Interest on any other debt obligations that were incurred before February 15, 2020.

Questions

  • Who is eligible?

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:

    1. Your business or entity was in operation on February 15, 2020

    2. You are a:

    • Small business
    • Sole proprietorship, independent contractor, or self-employed
    • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or 501(c)(9) veterans organization
    • Tribal business concern that has fewer than 500 employees or the applicable size standard in number of employees for the North American Industry Classification (NAICS) industry as provided by SBA, if higher. 
    • A business that employs 500 or less employees per physical location and has a NAICS code beginning with 72 (accommodations and restaurants), for which the affiliation rules are waived*.

    3. You have 500 employees or less

    *Affiliation rules are also waived for any business operating as a franchise that is assigned a franchise identifier code by the SBA, and any company that receives funding through a Small Business Investment Company.

  • How much can I borrow?

    The purpose of the loan is to help you cover payroll and other operating costs, so the PPP loan allows you to borrow up to 2.5 times your average monthly payroll costs, or up to $10 million (whichever amount is lower).

    Your average monthly payroll costs can include the following:

    • Compensation (salary, wage, commission, or similar compensation, payment of cash tip)
    • Payment for vacation, parental, family, medical, or sick leave
    • Allowance for dismissal or separation
    • Payment required for health care benefits, including insurance premiums
    • Payment of any retirement benefit
    • Payment of State or local tax assessed on the compensation of employees

    The following costs are not considered in determining your loan size:

    • Compensation over $100,000
    • Certain withheld taxes
    • Compensation for employees outside of the U.S.
    • Required leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, for which a credit is allowed
  • What are the terms of this loan?

    Loan terms are the same for all borrowers:

    • No collateral or personal guarantee required
    • No fees and a 1.0% interest rate
    • Loans can be fully forgiven
    • No payments for 6 months
  • What can the loan be used for?

    You can use PPP Loans for:

    Your Employees (at least 75%) Your Business (up to 25%)

    Your Employees:

    • Payroll costs (all costs mentioned in “How much can I borrow?”)
    • Costs related to group health care benefits during periods of paid sick, medical or family leave, and insurance premiums
    • Employee salaries, commissions, or similar compensations (except as excluded in “How much can I borrow”)

    Your Business (up to 25% of the loan funds can go to these items):

    • Payments of interest on any mortgage (but, not payment or prepayment of principal)
    • Rent and Utilities
    • Interest on any other debt obligations that were incurred before February 15, 2020.

NOTE: The SBA continues to make revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program, and information is subject to change. As such, additional documentation and information may be required.

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