RBC announces $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of those affected by wildfires in British Columbia

VANCOUVER, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - RBC today announced a $50,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross in support of Canadians affected by damages and displacement caused by the wildfires in B.C.'s interior.

RBC is also supporting impacted clients with special financial considerations and assistance to help them through this challenging time, including short-term payment deferrals on mortgages, personal loans, and credit cards. Small business and commercial clients will also be afforded special accommodation through their RBC account managers.

Clients who are impacted by the wildfires can call 1-800-769-2511 to find information on their local branch or discuss financial needs. Clients can also access their accounts using online and telephone banking, ATMs or at an RBC branch. RBC Insurance clients can call 1-800-769-2526 for any questions related to their policy coverage or claims.

Donations are being accepted at all RBC branches across Canada to support the Canadian Red Cross BC Fires Appeal.

About RBC
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, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have approximately 80,000 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 35 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.


For further information: Ian Colvin, RBC Communications, 604-665-4031, Ian.colvin@rbc.com; Elynn Wareham, RBC Communications, 416-313-5778, elynn.wareham@rbc.com


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