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NAB disaster support plan to help communities brace for extreme events | The Land




As heatwave conditions return to eastern Australia rekindling concerns about extreme weather events, National Australia Bank has reported half of its business customers in bushfire-hit communities are still reeling from last summer’s horrendous fire season.

The bank also noted 90 per cent of its customers impacted by last summer’s bushfires had never been offered support on how to prepare for a significant national disaster event.

“Customers have told us they need more support from financial institutions to help them in a time of crisis, and to help them to better prepare in the event of a crisis and recover in the long-term,” said managing director Ross McEwan.

The bank’s research also revealed businesses were the hardest hit in the…

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