Bank of the West offering relief to furloughed workers

Published: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 - 11:55 am

San Francisco-based Bank of the West is offering relief to customers furloughed as a result of the federal government shutdown.

The bank, which has five branches in the Sacramento area, is granting furloughed customers one-month deferrals on consumer loan payments and one-month forbearance on mortgage payments.

“We are committed to helping our customers succeed financially through the ups and downs of life,” said Paul Wible, head of Bank of the West’s National Finance Group.

The bank has set up a toll-free number for customers to call to request assistance: (800) 653-0362.

Qualifying obligations include auto, recreational vehicle and boat loans; credit cards; and home equity loans and lines of credit.

Bank of the West operates more than 600 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 western and midwestern states.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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