An email that we received that some of you/or someone you know may find helpful at this very difficult and tragic time:
click on this link to be directed straight to the ANZ media release: click here
Attention: FIRE VICTIMS
“Here’s Some Help From Your Bank”
Please read on…
If you are not living in the recent SA Fire Zones, please forgive me for interrupting you as this email won’t be relevant to you.
However you may know people in the fire zone and be able to forward it to them (if they still have any internet/email access) or contact them to share it. It may just help relieve at least a small amount of stress for them.
I have just seen a notice from the ANZ Bank offering the following assistance for people affected by the fires and wanted to share it.
I’m sure other banks and financial institutions would be doing similar so if ANZ is not your bank, contact yours and ask.
As part of its assistance package, ANZ offers to:
- suspend repayments on loans, including credit cards, for up to three months (which may include interest capitalisation);
- waive fees associated with restructuring business loans considered necessary due to bushfire impacts;
- provide temporary adjustments to lending limits, including credit cards to assist with unexpected costs;
- waive fees associated with replacement of damaged business EFTPOS/credit card terminal;
- provide early access to term deposits without incurring any fees for impacted customers; and
- affected customers with Home and Contents insurance may be eligible to receive assistance including emergency funds and temporary accommodation.
- ANZ’s customers affected in South Australia are encouraged to visit their local branch if they are able or to contact their relationship manager to discuss the impact on their business or personal circumstances.
- Customers can also contact ANZ’s dedicated financial hardship team on 1800 149 549 or to lodge an insurance claim customers can call 13 16 14 or visit www.anz.com/insuranceclaims
Let’s help get our farmers & others in the fire zones get back on their feet.
I’m sending this email to everyone we can. You may not be directly affected by the fires, but please share the information with anyone you know in the fire areas. They may not have email access at the moment so you may need to contact them by another method. I’m sure your care and concern for them will be appreciated.
It’s one small thing you can do, that may just assist someone in a really BIG way.
Alison & Danny Halupka