The donation will go towards the two-year house building program of the Taiwan Red Cross Society. ANZ Taiwan Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Leong said the typhoon had tragically claimed many lives and devastated local communities and ANZ was pleased to be able to offer some support to the community at this difficult time.
“ANZ has a long-term commitment to Taiwan and we have contributed NTD 2,700,000 towards a program to help many of the thousands of people left homeless after Typhoon Morakot to get back into housing and start to rebuild their lives,” Mr Leong said.
“This was one of the worst natural disasters to hit Taiwan in half a century and we hope that ANZ’s contribution will provide some relief for these affected communities.” ANZ Taiwan was established in 1980 and provides a wide variety of services in personal and corporate banking, and to financial institutions from its branch in Taipei.
On 4 August ANZ announced its acquisition of selected RBS assets in Asia, which includes the Retail, Wealth, Commercial and Institutional RBS businesses in Taiwan.
The deal is subject to regulatory approval and includes 21 branches, 1.3 million customers and approximately A$3.4 billion deposits in Taiwan.