01/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/05/2020 22:52
6 January 2020
Westpac Group has established a $1.5 million Bushfire Fund. This Fund will support the rural fire services, our customers, and a number of organisations assisting with the recovery process.
David Lindberg, Chief Executive, Consumer Division, said the $1.5 million Bushfire Fund will offer practical help on the ground.
'Urgent assistance is what is needed as many of our customers and communities are facing unprecedented devastation, uncertain futures for their homes, families, businesses and for many, their livelihood. We are also committed to helping communities recover over the longer term.
'Anyone who needs assistance or support should contact their local branch, Relationship Manager or call our Westpac Assist team on 1800 067 497 as soon as possible to discuss their circumstances,' Mr Lindberg said.
The Westpac Bushfire Fund will include:
This Fund is in addition to a number of initiatives announced since the start of the extended fire season:
All affected insurance customers should contact Westpac on 1300 369 989 so that we may assist. Claims can be lodged 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling this number.
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