LÉVIS, QC, April 23, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group will take steps to support and provide financial relief to members and clients affected by the recent spring flooding. Individuals and businesses impacted by the floods will have options such as payment deferrals, emergency loans and other arrangements offering more flexibility. For more information, click here.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to those impacted by the floods," said Desjardins Group President and CEO Guy Cormier. "Our teams are ready to take action to support our members and clients during this difficult time. The Desjardins network is here to help."
Desjardins also announced that it will donate $50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross and is encouraging its members to donate through AccèsD online, on the mobile app or by phone.
Partnership with the Canadian Red Cross
Desjardins is involved with the Ready When the Time Comes program developed by the Canadian Red Cross. Through this initiative, the Red Cross will train a number of Desjardins employees to volunteer with relief efforts after major disasters such as floods, fires, tornadoes and other extreme weather events. These employees are already out working with the Red Cross to help victims of the current floods.
About Desjardins Group
Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada and the fifth largest in the world, with assets of $295.5 billion. It has been rated one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp. To meet the diverse needs of its members and clients, Desjardins offers a full range of products and services to individuals and businesses through its extensive distribution network, online platforms and subsidiaries across Canada. Ranked among the World's Strongest Banks according to The Banker magazine, Desjardins has one of the highest capital ratios and credit ratings in the industry.
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