Bankwest welcomes donations for those affected by Esperance bushfires

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19 November 2015

Bankwest announces its support for the communities in the Esperance region affected by devastating bushfires in recent days.

Bankwest is kickstarting public donations into the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund with an initial donation of $25,000 and is welcoming donations at any Bankwest store or agency.

Following today’s announcement of support from the State Government of Western Australia, Bankwest is accepting donations into the dedicated Esperance Fires Appeal account:

BSB 306-035,
Account 201445-8.

Bankwest understands that each customer will have different needs and we encourage affected customers to discuss their circumstances with our Hardship Assist Team on 1300 769 173 or by visiting their nearest store.

Bankwest yesterday announced the activation of its Disaster Response Package which may include, depending on customers’ circumstances:

  • Providing tailored solutions for Bankwest home loan customers, with consideration given to additional loans or changing the repayment arrangements,
  • Restructuring loans for existing business customers, without incurring the usual bank establishment fees,
  • Reviewing credit card instalments for customers of good standing and considering emergency credit limit increases.

-ENDS

For more information contact:

Russell Quinn

Bankwest Senior Manager, Media & Communications
0477 329 447
russell.quinn@bankwest.com.au

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