Bank help offered for farmers affected by fruit sabotage

Bank help offered for farmers affected by fruit sabotage
Bank help offered for farmers affected by fruit sabotage
Australia’s fresh fruit famers, including strawberry farmers, affected by the ‘fruit sabotage’ issue are being urged to contact their bank.
 
There is assistance on offer which can include deferred loan payments, waiving fees and restructuring loans.
 
The assistance is on offer to all farmers affected, including any who may be caught up if the issue spread to other fruits.
 
CEO of the Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh said that banks were always ready to help local producers affected by these kinds of issues and urged any farmer who needed assistance from their bank to contact them directly.
 
“Banks have years of experience in assisting rural producers through disasters and are ready once again to stand shoulder to shoulder with our farmers who need help,” Ms Bligh said.
 
“Australian Banks are ready and willing to help any producer affected by this spate of fruit sabotage, therefore anyone affected should contact their bank for assistance."
 
“Banks have specific hardship teams which specialise in this area, contactable through the main switchboard, who can walk customers through what can be done to see farmers through this difficult time,” she concluded.
 
ABA Member banks offer a range of services to help customers experiencing circumstances outside their control.
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