TORONTO, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Scotiabank today confirmed its support for
the Slave Lake community includes loan deferrals for customers
devastated by extensive forest fires in Alberta.
"Scotiabank continues to monitor the grave situation in Slave Lake and
the Bank is pursuing opportunties to assist victims of the fire," said
George Marlatte, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Prairie Region. "Our
employees stand ready to work individually with affected customers.
"Flexibility on loan, credit card and mortgage payments is available for
our personal and small business customers who have lost their homes,
their employment and their community," added Mr. Marlatte. "These
solutions may include periods of extended payment deferral, up to 12
months, if necessary."
Scotiabank has operated in the Slave Lake community since 1969. Earlier
this week, Scotiabank contributed $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to
support relief efforts in Slave Lake. The Bank has also opened branches
across the country to receive donations toward the Red Cross campaign.
Scotiabank's branch in Slave Lake remains closed. The Bank is looking at
alternate accommodation until a permanent solution may be found. In the
meantime, branches in nearby Athabasca and Westlock have extended their
hours and are ready to serve customers from the Slave Lake area.
Scotiabank's customer contact centre is available 24 hours a day to
assist at 1-800-472-6842.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, Scotiabank Bright Future. Recognized as a leader
internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable
donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on
average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around
the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.
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