4 September 2010

Westpac provides assistance package following Christchurch earthquake

Westpac has announced an assistance package for customers impacted by today’s earthquake in Christchurch.

"Our thoughts are with all those whose lives have been unsettled by the earthquake, some of whom are Westpac customers,” said Westpac Chief Executive Officer, George Frazis.

"We understand the financial stress these situations can cause and want to help relieve that burden for our customers. Westpac is providing a package which offers practical help by giving some immediate financial assistance.”

The package offers such assistance as deferral of home loan repayments, a temporary overdraft and interest only payments on loans.

Westpac customers who wish to take advantage of these special or need assistance with lost credit cards or insurance should contact 0800 400 600

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