La Trobe Financial stands ready to help those who are suffering as a result of the current bushfires across Australia.

We have donated $1 million to bushfire relief split between the Salvation Army Disaster Appeal and the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.

In addition, our Disaster Relief Package provides assistance to our customers affected by the bushfires.

If you’ve lost your home to the fires, we will:

  • Pay all of your loan interest and charges for twelve months.
  • Where applicable, provide you with an interest-free loan to help cover any gap between your insurance payout and the cost of rebuilding your home.
  • Allow fee-free withdrawals from investments in the La Trobe Australian Credit Fund.

For other customers experiencing hardship because of the bushfires, we will:

  • Defer loan repayments for up to twelve months.
  • Help with finance on discounted terms to cover property repair costs or support your small business.
  • Make it easier to access your investments in the La Trobe Australian Credit Fund without incurring fees.

For our volunteer firefighters, we are also offering financial help including deferral of home loan repayments for up to six months.

Call our helpline on 1800 620 639 for more details and to find out if you are eligible for help under the Disaster Relief Package.