As the spread of COVID-19 continues to impact every corner of our community and economy, education becomes more important than ever so that we, as individuals and businesses, make decisions based on fact and not fear. That's not only the case relative to health concerns, but also for financial issues.
As a community bank, Cortland Bank is here to help guide you and support you during this difficult time. Our financial professionals are working diligently to stay abreast of the ever-changing guidelines and regulations resulting from this crisis so that we can provide answers and adapt our operations and services accordingly.
We are closely following the recommendations of the CDC in order to keep our employees and customers safe. You have likely already seen or heard that we have closed our lobbies. But, please know that we're still able to serve you. We remain highly accessible 24/7 through:
Appointments can also be scheduled as necessary, by calling your local banker
Beyond our own internal resources, we serve as a liaison to connect our customers with the many new financial assistance programs now available through the state and federal government. The recently passed Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, for example, is a $2 trillion package designed to help people and businesses impacted by COVID-19.
Financial Assistance for Businesses
Assistance is also available through the Small Business Administration, which among other initiatives is offering SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs). To learn more, click here.
To see other available SBA programs, click here.
Financial Relief for Consumers
The CARES Act also includes a number of provisions designed to help consumers who may have difficulty paying their bills as a result of COVID-19. In addition to providing direct payments, the Act provides mortgage loan relief. For more information, call 330.637.8040.
Although no one knows exactly how long we will be in our current situation, know that Cortland Bank is here for you to provide affordable financial services and solutions.
James M. Gasior
President and CEO
As a reminder, we will never contact you and ask for your full Social Security number, account or card number, user name or password.
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