Announcement

NH Software Developer Offering Banks Free SBA Application Platform

Designed To Help Banks Deal With Working Remotely, Too

Keith Griffin

April 2, 2020

Bottomline Technologies, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is offering a free platform to help banks with a simplified SBA loan application platform to originate online loan applications under the “Paycheck Protection Program.” The SBA is expected to launch the program on April 3 with expectations of heavy demand.

In an announcement, the company said for banks providing SBA loans under the “Paycheck Protection Program,” Bottomline is offering a technology platform for simplified loan origination, specifically tailored to the application requirements. Based on Bottomline’s online account opening technology, the platform is designed to provide a pre-configured application workflow and intuitive user experience.

“We saw an opportunity to help in this crisis,” said Rob Eberle, CEO, Bottomline Technologies.  “We are not set up to sew masks or to manufacture ventilators. We do have technology that can help provide funding to the 30 million impacted small businesses that are so vital to the country’s economy and its employment.  We are making this technology available free of any charges or cost. This is our small part in standing up to this unprecedented global challenge. We hope others will find a way to do the same.”

The company added that loans and emergency funding are essential for the survival of many small businesses,but providing access to those programs and funds can be a challenge for banks particularly at a time when visiting physical branches is interrupted or limited. To help with this challenge Bottomline will provide its digital business account opening, fraud management and onboarding platform, free of charge, to banks serving small business customers, helping them deliver digital access to the critically needed SBA guaranteed funding programs.

Banks interested in leveraging Bottomline’s SBA loan application and digital access solutions can contact SBARelief@bottomline.com.

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