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Need a break? Skip-a-Pay!

Summertime is so much sweeter when you’re not sweating about your bills!

Many people wonder how they’ll get through these months. Fortunately, Listerhill offers an exclusive break from your loan payments during this costly time of year. Now that sounds like a dream vacation!

Skip-a-Pay is a program that allows members to skip a monthly loan payment during an especially tight financial season. Once a year, members can request Skip-A-Pay, submit a $35 fee, and skip paying on an eligible loan.

Specific criteria must be met to qualify for Skip-a-Pay. The program is only allowed for certain closed-end loans such as auto loans, recreation loans, and personal loans and must also have a good payment history of 6 or more months. Mortgages, business loans, Christmas loans, credit cards and other lines of credit are not eligible for Skip-a-Pay.

Skipping a loan payment has many benefits, but an informed decision is the best decision. Here are a few more points to consider before you decide to skip a payment:

1.) Breathing room

The primary benefit of choosing to skip a payment is quite obviously, the extra cash flow. During an expensive time of year, you might not make it through the month without resorting to swiping your credit card. By opting to skip a large payment on a loan, you’ll free up cash for your daily expenses so you don’t finish the month in the red. Summertime is so much sweeter when you’re not sweating about your bills!

2.) Longer loan term

It’s important to remember by skipping a payment, you’re lengthening the life of your loan. True, you’re skipping a payment now, but you’ll need to make that up one day. You’re essentially moving this month’s payment to the end of the loan.

3.) Accrued interest

Although Skip-a-Pay may prevent you from having to dip into your credit card — thanks to the extra cash you’ll have. You will eventually be billed for interest on that month's skipped loan payment. You’ll pay that interest at the end of the loan term. This means you’ll end up paying a bit more in interest during the life of the loan.

Ready to skip your next loan payment? Request a skip onlineor come into any Listerhill branch to chat more.

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  • When can I apply?
    • Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders. 
    • Starting April 10, 2020, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders.
  • Who can apply?

    All businesses - including nonprofits, veterans organizations, Tribal business concerns, sole proprietorships, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors - with 500 or fewer employees can apply. Businesses in certain industries can have more than 500 employees if they meet applicable SBA employee-based size standards for those industries. 

  • What do I need to apply?

    You will need to complete the Paycheck Protection Program loan application and submit the application with the required documentation to us by June 30, 2020.

  • What other documents will I need to include in my application?

    You will need to provide payroll documentation. 

  • Do I need to first look for other funds before applying to this program?

    No. The usual SBA requirement that you try to obtain some or all of the loan funds from other sources has been waived.