NAB donates up to $225,000 to support bushfire affected communities in New South Wales

Monday, 21 October 2013

NAB has today announced it will donate up to $225,000 to support the recovery of bushfire affected communities in New South Wales.

NAB is donating $75,000 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund and will also match every dollar its employees, customers and community groups donates through NAB branches or its website - up to the value of $75,000.

In addition, NAB will also donate $75,000 towards local communities through the NAB Natural Disaster Relief Fund, a recovery grants program that will be available to a range of not-for-profit organisations in affected areas.

NAB General Manager of Corporate Responsibility, Paula Benson said the money would be spread across a number of funds and community groups over the coming weeks and months, to ensure it went to the right places when it is needed most.

“We know this is a difficult time and that many people continue to face the real danger of fires that burn across the state. We also recognise that communities will be facing the challenging task of recovering and rebuilding in the coming weeks and months,” Ms Benson said.

“NAB wants to ensure that all employees, customers and communities know that when they need the support we will be there. Anyone who needs assistance or advice can contact us so we can discuss their circumstances and work out the best way to help.”

On Friday NAB made disaster relief measures available for bushfire affected customers in NSW including:

  • Suspending home and personal loan repayments
  • Waiving costs and charges for withdrawing term deposits early
  • Waiving home loan and personal loan fees and charges
  • Credit card and personal loan relief where appropriate
  • Support to restructure other existing bank facilities
  • Provision of support and counselling through NAB’s independent provider

Anyone wishing to contribute to the natural disaster recovery effort can make a donation at NAB branches across Australia, or through internet banking online.

For more information and assistance, customers can visit nab.com.au/bushfirerelief, visit their local NAB branch, contact their banker directly or call NAB Care on 1800 701 599.

For more information and assistance on MLC insurance products call 132 652, or for NAB property and/or motor vehicle insurance products call Allianz on 1300 555 013.

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