For those of you in FNQ the cyclone season will be hitting soon too. It is too late to insure when your home is under threat.
For those of you seeking more information on fire safety, whether it be leaving early, or defending/protecting your home, visit this resourceful webpage from the RFS http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?cat_id=1150
When natural disasters hit, clients can generally take advantage of bank emergency packages to help them alleviate the short term pressures that may be upon them financially or personally. Please visit or phone your bank or lender for more information. Do not hesitate to contact us for contact details or assistance. I have pasted in below the Commonwealth Banks emergency package to give you an indication of what is available.
In some positive news, read here about the Commonwealth Banks $100,000 donation to help rebuild affected communities
CommBank acitivates emergency package to help customers affected by the NSW bushfires
The Bank has activated its special emergency assistance package for customers and businesses affected by the bushfires and we will accept donations at our branches for the Commonwealth Bank Red Cross Emergency Appeal.
How can they help you?
Emergency accommodation assistance for customers who have their home insured
through CommInsure and their home has been damaged by the fire
CommInsure will fast-track claims for customers seeking help through their home and contents insurance. Our priority is helping customers affected by bushfires and we are expecting high call volumes because of this crisis.
Requests for additional loans (including emergency credit limit increases) where based on enquiries, the customer could meet the additional repayments without financial difficulty will be considered.
The Customer Assist team are best placed to help your customers whose long-term ability to meet their obligations to the Commonwealth Bank in relation to Home Loans, Personal Loans and Credit Cards are affected by the bushfires. Please call 1300 720 814
In times of crisis, Australians are renowned for their spirit, generosity and support. The Bank is
accepting donations to support those affected by the NSW bushfires.
Donations can be made to the following account:
Account name: Commonwealth Bank Red Cross Emergency Account
BSB: 06 3000 Account number: 12344737
Branch: 367 Collins Street Melbourne Vic 3000
Credit card donations can be made online at www.redcross.org.au