Fraud Alert – Please be vigilant when using ATMs as skimming devices have been detected across Metropolitan Brisbane. For more info on how to protect yourself click here.
Storms can cause a lot of damage to your property, and put lives in danger.
You can’t control the weather, but you can get ready with a ‘what-if’ plan, and buy some peace of mind by knowing you’re covered by the right insurance from a bank you can trust.
Get Ready Queensland offers a series of fact sheets to help you prepare for extreme weather, including how to prepare an emergency kit, getting ready for extreme weather, and checking on your neighbours. There’s even an emergency plan template to download and keep on your fridge or pantry.
What would you and your family need if the power was out for 3 days? Would you be OK if there was no water or gas?
Your storm prep kit might include:
Keep it all in a waterproof box in a safe and accessible spot. Check it every six months and replace out of date items.
The first thing to do is check whether your home insurance is up to date and provides enough coverage. It’s simple to get a quote online through the QBANK insurance portal.
QBANK home insurance generally covers the core essentials of:
Tip: QBANK Home Cover covers your property if it is damaged, destroyed or stolen. If it can be repaired or replaced it will usually be on a ‘new-for-old’ basis, regardless of the item’s age.
Hail damage can write your car off, so keep an eye on your car insurance policy too. If you’re not sure about your car being covered if it’s damaged at home during a storm or flood, check your policy or ask your insurer for more information. You’ll be glad you did if something goes wrong and you need a replacement or repair.
Tip: You might be eligible for a multi-policy discount. If you have a MemberCare insurance policy with QBANK, you receive a discount on each extra policy.
Everyone living in your house needs to understand the plan for what happens in an emergency. Consider things like:
Tip: Don’t forget to check in on neighbours who might need a hand. The Get Ready fact sheet includes a list of ways to work together in your community.
Ongoing maintenance means less stress in times of severe weather. Think about:
If weather turns bad, you can stay across the latest on TV and radio stations, the Queensland Government alerts website, online or text weather warnings from your local council, or via BOM.
The State Emergency Service (SES) also provides great resources and may be your first point of contact if you have a storm issue.
You may automatically receive an alert to your mobile phone from the national emergency alert system.
There’s nothing more important than the safety of you and your family. Be as prepared as you can and check your insurance covers everything you need. Talk to QBANK for help or get a quote from the QBANK insurance portal. Call 13 77 28.
QBANK has recently been alerted to fraudulent activity. Queensland Police have today released a warning for members of the public as Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) card skimming devices have been detected on several ATMs across Metropolitan Brisbane.
As these devastating fires continue to engulf our nation, our thoughts are with our emergency services, those helping evacuate and assist on the frontline, and the communities & families that are suffering during this unprecedented disaster.
QBANK is looking forward to helping even more of our members get into the property market for the first time, after being selected as a panel lender under the Australian Government’s new First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS).