With thousands of federal employees going without pay during the government shutdown, some banks are offering ways to give the furloughed workers a break.
TD Bank, for example, has created TD Cares, a three-pronged program to help customers who work for the federal government. Through the program, which will run Oct. 10 to Nov. 2, or until the government shutdown ends, the bank will advance customers up to $1,000, waive credit card late fees, and adjust mortgage payments—many which are due around this time of the month --on a case-by-case basis.
On Tuesday, about 800,000 federal workers nationwide, or approximately 41 percent of non-defense employees were furloughed. About 45,000 federal employees work in Massachusetts, although it is unclear how many have been furloughed. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.