ME Bank will contribute $20,000 to the Salvation Army’s Bushfire Relief Appeal in the wake of the recent bushfire emergency in New South Wales.
ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, said the Bank had already contacted more than a thousand customers in affected areas to offer financial support, including:
- Stopping interest charges on home loans for three months, for customers who have asked for assistance
- Waiving fees and break costs where impacted customers need to break a term deposit early to access savings
- Prioritising impacted customers applying for limit increases on credit cards and approving additional funds on impacted customers’ credit cards, and
- Halting collection letters to customers in arrears in impacted areas.
Jamie McPhee said several customers had already contacted ME Bank to report property damage including loss of homes due to the fires.
“We know disasters like fires can have a devastating impact on communities and businesses.”
“Our thoughts are with those affected and we hope the availability of hardship assistance will go some way to reducing their financial burden.”
MATTHEW READ, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION MANAGER
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