Initiatives include a $100,000 donation
MIAMI LAKES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2017--
Miami Lakes, Fla. based BankUnited announced today that it is committed
to helping Florida recover from the effects of Hurricane Irma with a
$100,000 donation to organizations which can immediately deploy needed
resources to targeted affected areas and populations as well as
initiatives aimed at offering relief to customers, employees and other
“While we are extremely thankful that the loss of life was limited, we
know that Hurricane Irma is causing terrible hardship among many across
Florida,” said Rajinder P. Singh, President and CEO. “Irma took aim at
the entire state yet different regions will require tailored responses.
BankUnited will be supporting various causes at a local level to help
those directly impacted by this unprecedented storm. It is predicted to
be a long recovery and we are committed to stand with our communities.”
BankUnited employees will be actively involved in Irma relief efforts as
well. Through its footprint of 90 banking centers across Florida,
BankUnited will be collecting goods for distribution on behalf of the
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. BankUnited employees will also
be able to take part in an initiative in which they can donate money for
hurricane relief. “I am extremely proud of the way our employees remain
dedicated to our customers even though they and their loved ones were
also in harm’s way,” said Singh.
BankUnited has also established parameters to provide relief to impacted
retail and small business customers. BankUnited will be waiving or
refunding specified fees incurred from September 10, 2017 through
September 30, 2017. Similarly, the bank will waive or refund late
charges incurred on loans during that time frame for residential
mortgage customers located in a FEMA-declared disaster area that were
impacted by Hurricane Irma.
For more information, visit BankUnited.com.
About BankUnited, N.A.
BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of
BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida
with 90 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and 6 banking centers in
the New York metropolitan area at June 30, 2017. One of the largest
independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets,
BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking
services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com.
BankUnited can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BankUnited.official
and on Twitter @BankUnited.
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