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Standard Chartered contributes to relief efforts for Kaohsiung blasts

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- In light of the deadly gas leak explosions in Kaohsiung, Standard Charter Bank Taiwan yesterday announced several measures to facilitate relief efforts.

Effective today, transaction fees for reissuing credit cards, deposit slips, specimen signature forms, and other statements and records will be waived for residents of the blast-afflicted zones. In addition, transaction fees will also be waived for Standard Chartered clients wishing to donate to bank accounts held by governing bodies and certified disaster relief organizations via wire transfer.

All disaster relief-related transaction fee waivers will be in effect until the end of this year.

Most notably the company had enlisted 130 employees to volunteer at a fund raising event organized by the Red Cross Society of the R.O.C. (中華民國紅十字會總會) to process donations over hotlines and perform data entry on donor information, while contributing NT$5 million to relief efforts.

The company stated that it wishes to take part in the Kaohsiung reconstruction efforts and hopes that those affected by the disaster can overcome current challenges.

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