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We're committing $150k to bushfire relief

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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Qudos Bank is pleased to announce that it has pledged $150,000 to assist in the ongoing relief and recovery efforts supporting communities impacted by the devastating bushfires around Australia.

We’d like to say thank you to the brave fire fighters and volunteers across the country giving tirelessly to our communities and supporting one another in such tragic conditions.

Qudos Bank will be donating $50,000 to three organisations in an approach that we believe will help our communities now, tomorrow and in the future.

Now – We’ll be donating $50,000 towards the South Australian Bushfire Appeal, of which 100% of donations will go towards people and wildlife directly affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island.

Tomorrow – Another $50,000 will be donated to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). The FRRR makes grants to local not-for-profit groups for community-led projects that address the most pressing needs that emerge 12-18 months after a disaster event.

Future - A further $50,000 will be donated to Reforest Now an organisation combating climate change through reforestation. Trees are grown and planted in the subtropical and tropical areas of NSW and QLD to protect and support forest ecosystems.

In announcing the donations, Acting CEO Michael Anastasi said -

“Customer-owned banks like Qudos Bank have a longstanding tradition of looking after customers and communities in difficult times. What we are seeing this summer is tragic, and with so many bushfires still burning, we are collectively humbled by those that are putting themselves on the front line to protect their fellow Australians. I am thrilled to see so many in the mutual banking sector supporting the fight and am pleased that our Board and Management wholeheartedly support this donation. Our support does not end there. Qudos Bank will be offering additional paid community service leave to those employees who choose to volunteer their time to assist those in need through this crisis.”

Support for customers impacted by bushfires

Qudos Bank will be offering assistance to any customers who have been impacted by bushfires this summer.

We will work closely with impacted customers to provide support, including:

  • An opportunity to suspend home and personal loan repayments for a mutually agreed period;
  • The ability to modify loan conditions such as interest type;
  • A waiver of the personal loan establishment fee*;
  • A waiver of term deposit break costs;
  • Repayment relief for credit cards on a case-by-case basis and no fees for replacement cards;

To learn more about how we can help, please call us on 1300 747 747 or speak with a personal banker at your local branch.

Allianz insurance customers

If you have been affected by bushfires and need to lodge a claim, the Allianz claims team is ready to help. If you have experienced damage it is a good idea to lodge a claim as soon as possible.

Allianz claims - Lodge your claim online or by calling 1300 747 747.

 *Loans are subject to approval. Terms and Conditions, normal lending criteria and charges apply and are available upon request. Personal loans are issued by Qudos Mutual Limited trading as Qudos Bank ABN 53 087 650 557 AFSL/ACL 238305 to approved applicants only.

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