Banks Offer Help To Employees Affected By Shutdown
Area banks announced plans to help employees impacted by the federal government shutdown.
FNCB Bank will offer affected employees a one-month fee-free payment extension on retail loans meeting specific qualifications. To apply, employees should bring proof of employment and a request letter to any FNCB Bank office. For information, call 877-879-3622.
Fidelity Bank announced a special loan program for federal government employees. Eligible employees may apply for a preferred line of credit of up to $10,000.00 with no interest for 90 days. During this time, no payments will be required and no interest will accrue on the balance. After 90 days, the annual percentage rate of the loan will be 9.99 percent fixed.
To apply, call 800-388-4380 or stop in the closest bank office. The bank has 10 branches throughout Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
— DENISE ALLABAUGH