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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Applications

The new 3508S form is for all PPP loans of $150,000 or less

The new 3508EZ for loans $150,001 and up (provided loan checks the required boxes on p.5 of application)

The new 3508 is for loans $150,001 and up that cannot qualify to use the the 3508EZ form

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Immediate Loan Assistance: 2 quick approaches

BankVista has 2 quick approaches to alleviate a potential cash crunch:  

  • Defer your Principal and Interest payments for 3 months
  • Defer your Principal payments for 3 months (interest will still be due during this time)

For a more in-depth approach, refinance opportunities maybe available to reduce your monthly payment obligations, generate working capital, etc.  

Contact BankVista to review your options: 

Disaster Assistance Loans (Available Directly Through Government Application) 

Minnesota Small Businesses Now Eligible For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Minnesota and the SBA to contain the economic impact of Coronavirus, the state's small businesses are now eligible for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and can apply for a loan on our website at

  • This program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and private non-profits.
  • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. 
  • The current interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses. The non-profit rate is 2.75%.
  • These loans have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 years. 
  • Need help filling out the application? Access these step-by-step instructions
  • Guidance for Small Businesses

Apply Now 

SBA EIDL Fraud and Identity Theft - Steps to Help

SBA is aware of fraud happening in regards to the EIDL program.  Here are some steps you can take to report fraud and protect your credit score.

Reporting fraud:

  • Call 800-366-6303 and tell the operator that you believe you are a victim of fraud and your call will be routed to a special group, or,
  • Fill out an online from on the Office of Inspector General website

Next steps:

  • If a credit inquiry showed up or there is a loan you did not apply for, file a dispute with the credit reporting agency.  SBA will be contacted as part of the dispute process. 
  • File a police report
  • File a complaint with the FTC
  • Consider placing a freeze on your credit report to further protect yourself

If you have questions about these steps you can contact the Minnesota District Office at [email protected] or call 612.370.2324.

Minnesota Employment And Economic Development 
Small Business Emergency Loans

Following Executive Order 20-15, DEED has established a loan program to assist small businesses directly and adversely affected and whose industry is named in Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses are a vital part of Minnesota’s economy and this program will provide a source of working capital to help businesses sustain operations during this challenging time.

Businesses should apply directly through a certified lender. A list of lenders and application materials are available in the tabs. Nonprofits are not eligible for this program.

The program is still being developed and loans will be available soon. For further information visit MN Employment and Economic Development website.


  • Government-assisted help for businesses that might otherwise have difficulty getting approved
  • Special financing for qualifying businesses
  • Competitive rates for a wide range of business needs:
    • Commercial real estate purchase
    • Construction
    • Business acquisition or expansion
    • Equipment and inventory purchase
    • Working capital
    • And more
  • Several lending options available
  • Generally lower down payments and extended terms
  • Additional considerations taken when deciding maturity*
  • Easy, streamlined application process
  • In-house processing for expediency and efficiency
  • Personalized, attentive service

Saving You Time Right from the Start

The following information is usually required during the loan process:

  • Personal & Business Federal Tax Returns – last 3 years with all supporting schedules (Required on all guarantors and/or all individuals who own 20% or more of the business)
  • If an existing business – Year-to-Date Balance sheet and Profit & Loss statement are required. (Must be dated within 90 days of application).
  • 2-Year Projection of earnings – (required if less than 3 years of historical statements are available)
  • If any owner/borrower has a controlling interest in another business, 3 years of financial   information must be submitted on each affiliate entity.
  • A/R and A/P Aging Reports – at Banks discretion depending on use of proceeds and collateral offered
  • For Franchise purchase include Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC)
  • Purchase Agreement (applies only to acquisitions or real estate purchases)
  • Complete SBA Application & Forms

BankVista is excited to announce we have received the 2020 Minnesota SBA Lender of the Year award. We’d like to thank our team for their hard work and dedication. From customer service to our expert lenders, we couldn’t do it without you! 

We’d also like to thank the small businesses in our community for trusting us with your business banking needs. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and our community together. Small businesses are the backbone of our community. That's why we work to offer them financing they need to thrive.

As a Preferred SBA Lender, at BankVista we work with the U.S. Small Business Administration offering these special loan programs. If your business can't qualify for traditional lending, talk to a BankVista commercial lender who can go over additional options with you.

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