To Our GSB Community,

 

As the State of Connecticut begins its reopening of businesses, we will be updating you on branch operations later this week. In the meantime, for our business customers, please review the section below, "5/20/20 Update: SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)" for new information on Loan Forgiveness.

 

BRANCH SERVICE AND OPERATIONS
 

Drive-Thru Hours

Mon - Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Thur, Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Transaction services are available via Drive-thru, ATM, and Online & Mobile Banking.

Access Banking Center Hours

Access Banking Center: (203) 453-2721
 

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm
 

Appointments may be arranged by contacting us via telephone or Appointments@GSByourbank.com.

Question Group 1: 

FAQ Service Change

GSB has two very convenient and popular digital banking technologies that you can use from the comfort of your home: Online and Mobile Banking.

 

Enrolling in Online Banking is easy and gives you access to banking features, including balance inquiry, funds transfer, and Bill pay. If you would like to get started, please refer to the step-by-step guides provided below or contact our customer help desk.

  • Registering for Online Banking, please click here. 
  • Registering for Online Bill Pay, please click here. 
  • How to deposit a check using our mobile app, please click here.

For help at any time, give us a call, submit an online form, start a chat or send us an email.

  • Access Banking Center

       Phone: (203) 453-2721

       Toll-Free: (800) 730-6603

       Email: Hello@GSByourbank.com

  • Telephone Banking

       Phone: (844) 378-7560

  • Report a Lost or Stolen Debit Card

       Phone: (800) 730-6603

  • GSB Wealth Management

       Phone: (203) 453-9075

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

To apply for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you (the Borrower) must complete an application and submit it to us following your 8-week (56-day) Covered Period of your PPP Loan. We will be sending you specific instructions as we get closer to your PPP Loan Forgiveness Application due date.

 

On May 17, the SBA released the Loan Forgiveness Application. Do not complete this form; we will be sending you detailed instructions in the coming weeks. However, we encourage you to review the instructions accompanying the form which provides information to borrowers as to how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the CARES Act. The SBA has stated it will issue additional guidance soon. 

 

The instructions provided on the form include several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers, such as:

  • Options for borrowers to calculate payroll costs using an "alternative payroll covered period" that aligns with borrowers' regular payroll cycles
  • Flexibility to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the eight-week period after receiving the PPP loan
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the calculations required by the CARES Act to confirm eligibility for loan forgiveness
  • Borrower-friendly implementation of statutory exemptions from loan forgiveness reduction based on rehiring by June 30
  • Addition of a new exemption from the loan forgiveness reduction for borrowers who have made a good-faith, written offer to rehire workers that was declined

For more information, please refer to the SBA's updated PPP FAQs and the instruction portion of the Loan Forgiveness Application.

 

If you have a question that is not addressed in the FAQs, please email our team at PPPLoanForgiveness@gsbyourbank.com and we will respond as soon as possible. 

 

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application

We continue to offer the ability to submit applications to the Lendio portal, which will provide interested parties access to a consortium of participating SBA approved lenders. In this capacity, GSB is solely acting as an intermediary, free of charge, as a service to our customers and the CT business community at large. 

 

Lendio will work directly with the loan applicant and SBA approved lenders to process and submit the loan to the SBA. GSB will not have access to the application or status of these applications at any time. A chat function is available within the portal should you have any questions during the application process. You may also reach them by calling (801) 858-3322 or customerservice@lendio.com.

 

By accessing this portal, the applicant acknowledges and agrees to hold GSB harmless from any and all liability pertaining to its use. 

 

Visit the SBA website for more information on alternative funding options such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). 

 

Since our founding in 1875, GSB has remained a strong financial institution. We are well-positioned to weather this economic situation. 

 

GSB is insured by the FDIC. The FDIC has released many reassuring statements during this time, including a reminder to Americans that FDIC-insured banks remain the safest place to keep their money. Their message is strong, "Since 1933, no depositer has ever lost a penny of FDIC-Insured funds." 

 

For those who have additional questions about deposit insurance, the FDIC has complied a list of Frequently Asked Questions for Bank Customers affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019, linked here.

We intend to remain in communication with our community throughout the weeks ahead. We invite you to follow us on social media for timely updates and information. 

 

For the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus and resources available to families and businesses, visit the State of Connecticut website.

Thank you for choosing GSB – we are honored to be your bank.

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