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U.S. SBA Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing Disaster Loans

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza has announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through Dec. 31, will be automatic. Borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact SBA to request deferment.

“The SBA is looking at every option and taking every action to cut red tape to make it easier for small businesses to stay in business,” said Carranza. “Automatically deferring existing SBA disaster loans through the end of the year will help borrowers during this unprecedented time. … Today’s announcement adds a list of growing actions the SBA is taking to support small businesses. These actions include making it easier for states and territories to request a declaration so small businesses statewide can now apply for economic injury disaster loans and changing the terms of new economic injury loans to allow for one-year deferments. We are working around the clock to find ways to assist small businesses and today’s action is one step in this process.”

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