Maurice Blackburn Fight BackNews
Taking on the big banks
BankWest was added to the series of unfair bank fees class actions that Maurice Blackburn is running in conjunction with IMF Australia's subsidiary Financial Redress on 18 April 2012. BankWest is the eighth bank to have proceedings filed against it, with more banks still to come.
There are now more than 170,000 customers of the ANZ, Bank SA, BankWest, Citibank, Commonwealth Bank, NAB, St George and Westpac that have signed up to take part in the no win, no fee class action on unfair fees.
Watch Maurice Blackburn's Rebecca Gilsenan and a St George customer onTen Breakfast on 18 April 2012.
Read the Herald Sun's story about BankWest and the impact fees had on one member of the class action.
Watch Maurice Blackburn's Paul Gillett explain the bank fees class action on Today Tonight in February 2012.
The claim against the ANZ has progressed the furthest, and on 5 December 2011 the Federal Court of Australia ruled that ANZ's late payment fees on credit cards could be unlawful penalties. It was a small step in the bank fees class action against one of the big four banks, but a great leap for Australian consumers.
The Judge ruled against consumers regarding some other fees that we believe are unfair, and we will be appealing this part of the decision.
Read our 5 December media statement about the Federal Court ruling.
Listen to the ABC PM story from December 2011.
Read the Herald Sun story from December 2011.
Read our 2 October media statement about the ANZ in court (this is the hearing that the 5 December ruling relates to).
Watch Maurice Blackburn's Andrew Watson talk about the fees with David Koch on Channel 7's Sunrise program from October.
Read The Age story from October 2011.
Read the ABC Online story from October 2011.