The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is responding to the Federal Government shutdown by offering financial assistance to government employees who are impacted by it. The bank is now offering a special, zero-interest loan to federal employees who live or work on the Cape and Islands. The loan is available to current bank customers or new ones who open a checking account with the bank. The Coop is also offering assistance to those government employees facing hardship with their mortgage payments and based on the situation, may be able to offer payment deferrals. “We realize that this is a very challenging time for government workers,” said Lisa Oliver, President & CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. “People are struggling to pay bills, are faced with uncertainty about the future, and are financially stressed. As a community bank, we are here to help Cape Codders through times like this. Our team is offering very tailored assistance to ensure that clients are receiving the most impactful assistance available to them.” Individuals needing assistance should visit a branch or call the bank at 508-568-3400. Branches are located in Hyannis, Yarmouth Port, Dennis, Barnstable, Sandwich, Harwich, Marstons Mills and Falmouth. For exact locations, visit www.mycapecodbank.com. Details are below and on the bank’s website at: https://www.thecooperativebankofcapecod.com/news/government-shutdown-assistance/ About The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod is an independent, local, mutual community bank with over $900 million in assets and over 170 employees. Established in 1921, the bank is committed to investing in the Cape Cod community where we live and work. The bank is headquartered in Hyannis with branches on Route 6A in Yarmouth Port, East Dennis and West Barnstable; in Sandwich at 275 Cotuit Road; in Hyannis at 695 Attucks Lane in Independence Park; in East Harwich at 1470 Orleans Road/Route 39; in North Falmouth at 660 North Falmouth Highway; in Falmouth at 238 Worcester Court; and in Marstons Mills at 3878 Falmouth Road. For more information, please visit www.mycapecodbank.com, www.facebook.com/mycapecodbank, or call 508.568.3400.