AMP will partner with its advisers to offer free financial advice to Australians who have suffered severe loss due to the recent bushfires.
The pro bono service, which includes general and personal advice, is available to both AMP clients and members of the general public who have had a major financial or personal loss from the bushfires. Affected Australians can call 13 30 30 to discuss their needs.
AMP Australia CEO Alex Wade said the initiative will help individuals and families on their road to recovery.
"We have advisers in local communities across many of the impacted areas who would like to help people get back on their feet," Mr Wade said.
"AMP has a long history of supporting Australians through tough times and we'll help those affected by this disaster however we can."
AMP has also put together a disaster relief package for its clients impacted by the bushfires including:
- Waiving of certain bank fees for customers requiring urgent access to their funds
- Temporarily postponing home loan repayments or extending the term of a loan
- If the ATO has assessed that a customer is eligible on compassionate grounds, releasing superannuation funds early to help with medical and other expenses
- A one-off, three-month waiver from paying AMP life, total and permanent disability, trauma, income protection and business expenses insurance premiums.
Further information on AMP's disaster relief package can be viewed at www.amp.com.au/disaster-relief
The AMP Foundation is offering financial assistance to all involved rural fire brigades where our employees and advisers volunteer.
AMP employees and the AMP Foundation have so far donated over $300,000 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, helping support communities and individuals affected by the bushfires.
Visit www.amp.com.au for further information.