Bankwest outlines aid for natural disaster victims

Bankwest has announced a range of new initiatives geared towards offering support to communities hit by the natural disasters that have recently rocked Australia.

Outlining its main areas of support, the bank has explained how it was quick to step in and offer support to the victims of the Queensland floods, with $50,000 donated to the Disaster Relief Appeal and consumers across the state seeing fees both at Bankwest ATMs and those in a number of stores lifted.

Additionally, those customers living in areas affected by the floods or by Cyclone Nasri, including those with credit card debt with the bank, are also being given the chance to benefit from Bankwest's financial relief package.

Elsewhere in the country, the bank has also donated $100,000 to the Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund for those affected by the recent Western Australia bushfires, while in Carnarvon, customers whose livelihoods have been affected by the floods seen there are able to make use of a range of 'hardship' options.

The summary of Bankwest's support packages has been published just days after the bank celebrated the launch of its Super Start Home Loan, designed to offer consumers in the market for home loans the chance to enjoy a low introductory rate and a lack of maintenance and exit fees.

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