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Westpac owes $8M to underpaid workers
Employment July 3, 2020 11:35 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has become the latest company to discover it shortchanged workers, announcing it will pay $8 million to around 8,000 current and former staff who […]

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Westpac could face more AUSTRAC claims as child exploitation scandal deepens
Financial Services June 12, 2020 10:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac is facing the possibility of more claims in proceedings brought by AUSTRAC over anti-money laundering breaches, with the regulator seeking information on 272 customers […]

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Former Beem It boss drops lawsuit against payments fintech, CBA
Employment June 12, 2020 12:49 pm By Christine Caulfield

The former CEO of Beem It has discontinued her legal claims against the payments fintech and its co-owner, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, only days after […]

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‘Sins of omission’: Westpac’s money laundering breaches not deliberate, report says
Financial Services June 4, 2020 8:53 pm By Miklos Bolza

The failings that led to enforcement action against Westpac over 23 million alleged breaches of financial crime laws were ones of omission, and not the […]

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Westpac admits money laundering breaches, lax monitoring of suspicious customers
Financial Services May 15, 2020 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

Westpac has admitted to millions of breaches of anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws, and has told a court it did not adequately monitor […]

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One case prevails in battle over competing Westpac AUSTRAC class actions
Class Actions May 12, 2020 11:13 pm By Christine Caulfield

A contest of two competing shareholder class actions against Westpac over millions of alleged anti-money laundering breaches has ended with one law firm and its […]

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Profits a big motivator for big four banks in refusing to pass on interest rate cuts, ACCC says
Competition & Consumer Protection April 27, 2020 9:35 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Big Four banks were trying to shore up their profits when they refused to pass on home loan interest rate cuts to consumers in […]

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High Court takes up Westpac fight against ASIC personal advice case
Appeals April 27, 2020 4:54 pm By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has agreed to hear a challenge by Westpac to a ruling in favour of ASIC that found the bank violated its duty […]

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Westpac class action denied AUSTRAC docs while multiplicity issue unresolved
Class Actions April 17, 2020 3:40 pm By Alison Eveleigh

The second of two class actions brought against Westpac over alleged anti-money laundering breaches has been denied discovery of what the bank claims are commercially […]

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Shine Lawyers’ attempt at video opt-out notice not a Golden Globe winner, judge teases
Class Actions April 15, 2020 3:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has praised an attempt by Shine Lawyer’s head of litigation to create an audio-visual opt out notice for its insurance class […]

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