BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Baton Rouge-based Business First Bank today announced financial services to aid area flood victims.
"We're a community bank, and we feel compelled to help when our neighbors are suffering," said Jude Melville, Business First Bank president and chief executive officer. "We have coworkers as well as clients in the heart of the flooding, and we are providing support to help people get back on their feet. This is a strong and resilient community, and we are confident in its recovery."
Business First is offering a variety of financial services to help the people and businesses in the affected flood parishes of Southern Louisiana get their lives and businesses back on track. These services include:
- Unsecured personal and commercial loans to help with flood expenses
- Payment deferrals on personal and business loans
- Special discounts for new business term loans
- Penalty-free withdrawals from CDs
- Personal and commercial bankers to assist customers who have difficulty making payments
Disaster Recovery Hotline (225) 932.7222 has been established for Business First personal and commercial customers that have questions or financial concerns. Customers may also access our website at b1BANK.com for resources on giving to our area during this time of great need.
All Business First locations are open for service with the exception of the Banking Center in Denham Springs, which is currently only operating through its ATM machine.
About Business First Bank
Business First Bank operates 18 offices, including 16 banking centers, one loan production office and one wealth solutions office, in seven markets across Louisiana. Business First Bank provides commercial and personal banking, treasury management and wealth solutions services to private businesses and their owners, operators, executives and employees. It has been recognized as one of American Banker Magazine's Top 40 Banks to Work For and as one of Baton Rouge Business Report's Top Companies to Work For.
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SOURCE Business First Bank