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Rural Bank announces assistance measures for bushfire affected customers

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Rural Bank has announced financial assistance measures for customers directly affected by the bushfires in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.

In a show of support for customers within regions affected by these extreme bushfire events, Rural Bank is offering the following measures on a case-by-case basis in applicable circumstances: .

  • Waiving of break costs for early withdrawal of funds from Term Deposits;
  • Waiving of break costs for early withdrawal of funds from Fixed Rate Farm Management Deposits;
  • Deferring principal payments of Agribusiness Term Loans for three months on request;
  • Waiving the establishment fee for restructuring Agribusiness loans; and
  • Waiving application fees for Overdraft Temporary Limits
  • Deferring annual and/or limit reviews by up to three months on request;
Customers who have any queries about the assistance available should call their Rural Bank Relationship Manager or representative, contact Rural Bank direct on 1300 660115 or email
Rural Bank is conscious of supporting all bushfire impacted customers at this time and will assess each applicant individually to maintain proper lending practices and importantly ensure that customers do not continue to be adversely impacted by this situation.

pdf icon Customer Bushfire Assistance Fact Sheet - 2013


Disclaimer: Whilst all care has been taken in compiling the information, the information should not be relied upon as substitute for professional advice where necessary. Rural Bank accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information and disclaims all liability in relation to any loss or damage suffered by the use of or reliance upon any information contained herein or in any attachment or annexure hereto by any person. Rural Bank – A Division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL 237879