RBC encourages clients affected by post tropical storm Arthur to visit or call
their branch for specialized help
FREDERICTON, July 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - RBC today announced that special
considerations may be made for clients affected by post tropical storm Arthur.
It also announced a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross Disaster
"After days without power and significant damage to their properties, many
people are facing special financial challenges as a result of post tropical
storm Arthur. We understand and can help," said Colin Krulicki, RBC Regional
Vice President, Western N.B. "Our professional, knowledgeable staff can
provide quality advice and assistance to ensure those affected by the
hurricane make decisions that are right for their personal circumstances."
Clients whose financial situation was affected by the storm are encouraged to
visit or call their personal banker or business account manager. Options might
include skipping or deferring mortgage or loan payments, or extending credit
services. The bank will also reimburse RBC overdraft charges or interest
charges due to late deposits or late RBC bank-related payments resulting from
the storm and power outage. "Every client's situation is different so we like
to steer away from blanket solutions," said Krulicki. "Personalized advice
ensures that clients have solutions that are customized for them and for their
In addition to getting their finances in order, many people are also still
managing through the day to day impacts caused by Arthur and are calling on
the services of organizations like the Canadian Red Cross. Recognizing this,
RBC has made a $7,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross disaster management
efforts in Western N.B. Another $3,000 will be directed to South West N.S.
and the Annapolis Valley, N.S. RBC, a corporate partner in the Canadian Red
Cross Ready When the Time Comes program, also freed up trained staff to work
with the Red Cross last week. Three RBC staff from Western N.B. were part of
this volunteer effort.
ABOUT RBC In New Brunswick, RBC has almost 1,100 people in 29 units and one
advice centre serving over 271,000 customers in the province. Last year RBC
gave almost $3.2 million to non-profit organizations and causes throughout the
Atlantic region, more than $790,000 of which was directed to New Brunswick.
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada's largest bank, and one of the largest banks in
the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America's
leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and
commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services
and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We employ
approximately 79,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16
million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through
offices in Canada, the U.S. and 42 other countries. For more information,
please visit rbc.com.
RBC supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations,
sponsorships and employee volunteer activities. In 2013, we contributed more
than $104 million to causes worldwide, including donations and community
investments of more than $69 million and $35 million in sponsorships. Learn
more at www.rbc.com/community-sustainability.
SOURCE RBC Royal Bank
Lori Smith, Manager, Public Affairs, Atlantic Canada, RBC Royal Bank, Tel:
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