Banks Help Government Employees During Shutdown
PNC Bank spokesperson Marcey Zwiebel said the bank is open to working with customers who are experiencing financial issues as a result of the shutdown.
"We continue to encourage impacted customers to contact us so we can work with them based on their unique situation and needs," Zwiebel wrote in an email. "PNC is prepared to waive monthly service fees and other appropriate actions for government employees."
Zwiebel said PNC also has different methods of financing that could help customers meet short-term financial needs.
Dollar Bank's SVP of Marketing Joseph Smith said customers who are unable to pay a loan can set up a loan forbearance, allowing them to temporarily stop making payments. The negotiable period of time for this could be up to 90 days.
Smith said a dozen federal employees have taken advantage of this so far.