HARRISBURG―Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that Community Regional Credit Union has agreed to join the ‘PA CARE Package’, Pennsylvania’s consumer relief initiative. By joining these efforts, Community Regional Credit Union, along with the Office of Attorney General, will ensure Pennsylvania consumers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for additional economic relief.
Under the ‘PA CARE Package’ initiative, banks and financial institutions are working with the Office’s Bureau of Consumer Protection to both comply with the recently-passed CARES Act and offer additional important protections for consumers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Pennsylvanians need financial protection during this emergency, which is why we launched PA CARE Package to provide relief right now. I thank Community Regional Credit Union for joining this effort to help consumers. We can beat this crisis, but consumers and small businesses need to know their rights and use the resources available to them,” said Attorney General Shapiro. “This commitment will help communities and businesses in eastern Pennsylvania who are facing lost wages, lost jobs, and lost income focus on what’s important — staying safe and healthy during this emergency.”
“We are proud to join the PA CARE Package and offer additional protections to Pennsylvania consumers,” said Debbie Mozal, CEO of Community Regional Credit Union. “At Community Regional Credit Union, we pride ourselves on being there for our customers all the time and during this pandemic is no different. Our team is here to walk you through how to access financial help and to care for our members in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.”
To commit to the ‘PA CARE Package’ initiative, financial institutions and banks must offer additional assistance to Pennsylvanians facing financial hardship due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Expansion of small and medium business loan availability
• 90-day grace period (at least) for mortgages not already covered by the CARES Act’s 180-day grace period
• 90-day grace period for other consumer loans such as auto loans
• 90-day window for relief from fees and charges such as late, overdraft fees
• Foreclosure, eviction, and motor vehicle repossession moratorium for 60 days
To contact Community Regional, call toll free at 1-800-698-0101.
For more information on the ‘PA CARE Package’ initiative, visit the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Coronavirus webpage at www.attorneygeneral.gov/COVID19.
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