Wachovia Responds To Hurricane Wilma
October 27, 2005, Charlotte, N.C.—Wachovia Corp. announced today that it is expanding the reach of hurricane relief programs it established earlier this year to meet the needs of customers and others affected by Hurricane Wilma.
Wachovia will continue to accept donations to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma relief efforts through its financial centers and Web site until Nov. 30.
Donations to the American Red Cross may be made at any Wachovia financial center in any state except Georgia. Because of a previous arrangement with Atlanta’s WSB Channel 2 TV, donations to the American Red Cross can be made by giving to the Family 2 Family Relief Fund in Georgia financial centers.
Donations can also be made at www.wachovia.com and through Wachovia’s Bank by Mail program.
Wachovia will continue to match an additional $1,000 per employee for donations made to the American Red Cross through the end of the year, with no cap on the total amount of donations to be matched. The program regularly matches up to $4,000 per employee per year for donations to educational institutions and other nonprofits.
Special information and programs for customers
Customers seeking information about Wachovia financial center locations and hours can call 800-WACHOVIA (922-4684).
Wachovia continues to provide assistance to hurricane victims through special payment arrangements for customers, special loan assistance offers and ATM fee waivers.
Customers with installment loans or lines of credit who need to make special payment arrangements can call 800-334-3601.
Customers with Wachovia Prime Equity Lines can request an increase in their lines by calling 866-421-2779.
Special unsecured installment loans are available at preferred rates. Loans can be requested in amounts from $3,000 to $15,000. They have no points or fees, and the first payment is deferred for 60 days. Customers can visit a Wachovia financial center or call 1-866-421-2779 for information or to apply.
Wachovia Mortgage Corp. is working with customers to provide relief assistance.
Wachovia has initiated special check cashing procedures for non-depositors. For non-depositors in affected regions, Wachovia will cash checks up to $200 drawn on accounts with other banks. One form of identification and thumb printing is required.
Other programs are available. Customers with questions about what assistance may be available to them can call 800-Wachovia (922-4684).
Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB) is one of the largest providers of financial services to retail, brokerage and corporate customers, with banking operations from Connecticut to Florida and west to Texas, and retail brokerage operations nationwide. Wachovia had assets of $532.4 billion, market capitalization of $73.9 billion and stockholders’ equity of $46.8 billion at September 30, 2005. Its four core businesses, the General Bank, Capital Management, Wealth Management, and the Corporate and Investment Bank, serve 13 million household and business relationships primarily through 3,138 offices in 15 states and Washington, D.C. Its full-service retail brokerage firm, Wachovia Securities, LLC, also serves clients through 702 offices in 49 states and five Latin American countries. The Corporate and Investment Bank serves clients in selected industries nationwide. Global services are offered through 40 offices around the world. Online banking and brokerage products and services also are available through Wachovia.com.
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