DBS/POSB customers show outpouring of support for those affected by Turkey-Syria earthquake; over SGD 550,000 donated via DBS Give Better in just three days

Singapore.15 Feb 2023

Bank to match dollar-for-dollar employee contributions

Singapore, 15 Feb 2023 - DBS/POSB customers donated over SGD 550,000 within just three days (10 – 13 February) of the bank rolling out a fund-raising campaign, in support of the Singapore Red Cross’s relief efforts for those affected by the Turkey-Syria earthquake. As of 5pm SGT today, donations have reached some SGD 720,000.

Donations were made via the Give Better feature on DBS LiveBetter, a one-stop digital platform on the DBS digibank app that was designed to empower users to make more sustainable lifestyle choices. Through Give Better, customers can view a curated list of environmental and/or societal causes that require funding, and easily donate to their preferred cause with just a few taps.

The bank is also rallying its own employees to raise funds for affected communities by providing dollar-for-dollar matching for employee contributions in an internal fund-raising drive.

Shee Tse Koon, Country Head of DBS Singapore, said: “We’re heartened by the warm outpouring of support from our customers, whose generosity serves as an inspiring reminder that we can all do our part in touching the lives of others. As a bank that’s anchored by a strong sense of purpose, we’re committed to creating impact beyond banking, and bringing together our customers and employees in a collective effort to provide support for those in need.”

DBS/POSB customers who are keen to donate or find out more about this initiative can do so through the following steps:

  • Log in to the DBS digibank app and tap on the LiveBetter section on the home page
  • Tap on the Give Better icon to access a list of supported campaigns
  • Click on the “Donate to Earthquake Relief and Recovery Operations in Turkey and Syria” campaign

For more information, please visit: http://go.dbs.com/livebetter


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