COVID-19: Taking necessary precautions
COVID-19 Financial Assistance
For 50 years, we’ve been here for you, your family and your business. Even through times of uncertainty, you can remain confident that you have a trusted financial partner on your side.
If you’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 situation, we are here to work with you.
Please contact us at 877.287.4431, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT, and we can review the status of your loan for relief assistance.
We have suspended late fees for personal loan payments for the month of April, 2020 to assist those most impacted by COVID-19.
Please contact us at 877.287.4431, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT. We will make available a payment forbearance period of three months.
All foreclosure activity will be handled consistent with guidance contained in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For assistance or questions contact us at 877.287.4431, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT.
Please contact your advisor directly to discuss payment deferrals if your small business is facing financial hardship due to COVD-19. We can make available payment deferrals up to 90 days.
On June 2nd, Congress voted to support positive changes to the PPP Forgiveness final rules, including needed relief to borrowers. We anticipate further guidance from the SBA on their final forgiveness rules, FAQs, forms, etc. We are following these changes closely and will communicate further to PPP clients once we have additional details. We encourage you to visit the U.S. Treasury Program Rules and SBA PPP for the most accurate information.
To help support community health efforts, we have decided to temporarily close our lobbies and will plan to reopen in line with public health. Our drive-thrus and night drop services will remain open for your use.
Economic Impact Payment Information
The IRS plans to begin sending the second round of Economic Impact Payments on December 29, 2020. To expedite the processing of the payment, be sure to complete your 2018 and 2019 income taxes.
For most tax payers, payments are automatic and will be made via direct deposit or by paper check. To learn how to securely and conveniently deposit paper checks using the Johnson Bank mobile app and your mobile device, visit our Mobile Check Deposit page.
Please remember to lookout for scammers trying to use the Economic Impact Payments as a scheme to steal your personal information and money. To avoid fraud and protect yourself, visit the FTC Consumer Information Blog on Want to get your Coronavirus relief check? Scammers do too.
For more information on what you need to know, visit the IRS Economic Impact Payment Information Center.
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Inflation Jitters May Bring Opportunity for Bond Investors
Volatility has returned to the bond market. The year-to-date-rise in bond yields is remarkable more for its speed than in its magnitude. Yields remain low by historical standards, but sudden moves are unsettling and serve as a reminder that the Federal Reserve exerts the greatest amount of control over the short end of the yield curve.
It’s Madness: Brackets for Economic RecoveryInvestment Commentary
From positive news on the vaccine front to signs of economic growth, we are finally starting to see evidence that the needle is moving in the right direction. We share our thoughts on how far we have come and what to expect next.
Rate of ChangeInvestment Commentary
As investors, measuring the rate of change is a big part of what we do each day. We monitor the rate at which economic data changes, how quickly asset prices move in either direction and the sentiment of investors. This is most often done across multiple time periods—such as days, weeks, months or calendar quarters—because differences among these rates may offer important insights.
What Can the Jobs Market Tell Us?Investment Commentary
Like most economic data, unemployment figures come in many variations, so paying attention to the headline number alone can lead you astray in your assessment of the economy’s health. While these figures suggest progress in the labor market, there is much more to the story.
Define ExpensiveInvestment Commentary
Last week, Giannis Antetokounmpo signed a $256 million five-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. The largest deal in NBA history and a big payday for the two-time NBA MVP. Of course Bucks fans are happy, the ownership is happy and Giannis appears to be happy. The question one must ask—the one that’s always asked when a new all-time high is reached— is “is this too much?”
St. Nick or Santa Rally?Investment Commentary
December is generally known as a positive month for stock returns. In fact, almost three-quarters of the time that’s the case. The median return for December is 1.48%. However, after a month like November, maybe it’s more a St. Nick than a Santa kind of month.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and World Health Orginization (WHO) website.
Follow these everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of coronoavirus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are not feeling well.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
Here are some of the most common indicators that the phone call or email you received is most likely a scam or attack.
- Any message that communicates a tremendous sense of urgency. Fraudsters are trying to rush you into making a mistake.
- Any message that pressures you into bypassing or ignoring our security policies and procedures.
- Any message that promotes miracle cures, such as vaccines or medicine that will protect you. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Be very suspicious of any phone call or message that pretends to be an official or government organization urging you to take immediate action.
If you receive a suspicious email or text message, don't respond, click on any links, or open attachments. Verify the authenticity of any website before making a purchase or donation.
View our Security Center to learn more about how to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.
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Business Resources and Insights
For a variety of resources that can help you and your business effectively navigate these challenging times, please visit our COVID-19 business resources page.
How to Protect Your 401(k) During COVID-19
These common questions and answers will provide you with guidance on staying the course and navigating your retirement goals.LEARN MORE about how to protect your 401(k) during COVID-19.
Scammers Prey on Emotions – Tips for Protecting Your Financial Information
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Planning Opportunities Under The CARES Act
The CARES Act provides approximately $2.2 Trillion of economic relief and stimulus designed to help the United States economy and its citizens endure the shutdowns and hardships caused by the Coronavirus.LEARN MORE about how to plan under the CARES Act.