Updated: Mar 27, 2020
Recently the FDIC has urged financial institutions to work with its customers during this crisis by waving fees, payments etc. to help ease those affected.
Many Financial Institutions are currently putting plans in place. We will continue to monitor and update you with changes. Below are the current banks we know so far that are offering hardships during our current crisis. Please check back we will update this list daily
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Auto loan payments can be deferred for up to 120 days. No late fees will be charged, but finance charges will accrue. New auto customers will have the option to defer their first payment for 90 days.
Mortgage payments for existing customers can be deferred for up to 120 days. No late fees will be charged, but interest will accrue.
All fees related to expedited checks and debit cards, overdrafts and excessive transactions on payment accounts will be waived for the next 120 days. There are no monthly maintenance fees or balance minimums.
For more information and updates, visit Ally’s coronavirus help page.
In an email to customers on March 12, Capital One encouraged them to access their accounts with the bank’s digital banking tools, including online and app access.
Customers facing “financial difficulties” due to the coronavirus were urged to contact the bank directly through one of its many customer support lines. But the email offered no specifics on what type of aid may be available for customers affected by COVID-19.
Capital One says all customers will be eligible for assistance, of which will vary on the type of product they have and their individual needs.
Examples of assistance include:
Minimum payment assistance
Deferred loan assistance
For more information and updates, visit Capital One’s coronavirus help page.
Effective March 9 for “an initial thirty days,” Citibank customers can contact the bank for assistance with:
Waivers on monthly service fees, for both regular and small business customers
Waived penalties for early CD withdrawal, for both regular and small business customers
Fee waivers on remote deposit capture for small business customers
Bankers available after hours and on weekends to support small business customers
Some credit card customers may be eligible for credit line increases and collection forbearance programs. Some mortgage customers may be eligible for a hardship program through Cenlar FSB, the bank’s service provider. For assistance, call Cenlar FSB at 855-839-6253 (Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. ET or Sat, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET).
For more information and updates, visit Citibank’s coronavirus help page.
Discover’s coronavirus help page says there is “support in place” for qualified Discover customers who experience hardship as a result of the outbreak.
Online banking customers can reach out to Discover’s 100% U.S.-based Customer Service team for help by calling 1-800-347-7000 (TTY/TDD 1-800-347-7454) at any time.
For more information and updates, visit Discover’s coronavirus help page.
Marcus by Goldman Sachs
Customers with personal loans through Marcus by Goldman Sachs can postpone payments on their loans for one month with no interest, and their loan terms will be extended by one month.
To enroll in the assistance program, customers can call 1-844-MARCUS-6 (1-844-627-2876) (Mon–Fri, 8 a.m.–10 p.m. ET or Sat–Sun, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. ET).
For more information and updates, visit Marcus by Goldman Sachs’ coronavirus help page.
PNC’s website says it will be helping customers “navigate potential financial hardships” because of the coronavirus. In an email to Forbes, the bank encourages customers encountering hardship to reach out to the bank directly; assistance will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Customers affected by the virus who are encountering hardship can call 1-888-762-2265 (Mon-Fri 7 a.m.–10 p.m. ET or Sat-Sun 8 a.m.–5 p.m. ET) for help.