Key advice for retailers
This is a good reminder for all businesses to be prepared, we have advice to support
business continuity planning and what to do if you are impacted by a natural disaster.
We have also summarised a list of frequently asked questions to help you manage questions around
team members pay, leave, and dealing with red or yellow stickered premises.
We have worked to secure a $5 million fund to support small businesses in Auckland who were impacted by the Auckland Anniversary weekend flooding event. For businesses in that region, the one off Back to Work grant is now open. Apply for these grants with urgency, so you don’t miss out.
First Steps is a confidential place where you apply for funding to access expert advice from registered health and wellbeing providers, or you can simply explore the many free resources available. If you are feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and under pressure get the support you need.
Westpac offers relief options to customers affected by flooding
Westpac NZ is offering financial support to their personal and business customers affected by flooding in the Auckland region and Cyclone Gabrielle in the North Island.
The relief package features a range of possible support options:
- Suspension of principal payments for up to three months on home loans and business loans;
- Deferred payment on business credit cards for up to three months;
- A temporary overdraft facility for business customers.
Consumer customers requiring access to term deposit funds should also contact the bank. Find out more here.
Anyone who needs assistance should call our Contact Centre on 0800 400 600.
Customers with Westpac home or contents insurance can make a claim at our underwriters here.