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‘Nothing that I can do’: Judge reluctantly imposes $1.8M penalty on Westpac in Ausgrid case
Financial Services 2024-01-31 12:41 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has reluctantly hit Westpac with a $1.8 million penalty after the bank admitted to unconscionable conduct when trading on the morning of a […]

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Firm’s ‘ridiculously low’ fee budget in Westpac class action drives down funder’s cut
Class Actions 2023-12-11 11:22 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge’s decision to chop $810,000 from the funder’s cut of a settled class action against Westpac sounds a warning to class action litigators that […]

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Westpac class action settlement gets OK, but funder won’t recoup all ATE insurance
Financial Services 2023-11-13 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $29.95 million settlement resolving a superannuation class action against two Westpac units has won court approval. The judge overseeing the case has also indicated […]

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Westpac hit with another superannuation class action
Class Actions 2023-10-09 11:56 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has been hit with a class action for allegedly overcharging superannuation customers for insurance coverage, months after paying $30 million to settle a separate […]

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Westpac sued by ASIC for ignoring financial hardship claims
Financial Services 2023-09-05 6:38 am By Christine Caulfield

ASIC has brought court action against Westpac for allegedly dropping the ball on financial hardship claims by customers, some of whom had property seized or […]

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Westpac reaches $750,000 settlement with Forum Finance director’s father
Financial Services 2023-09-01 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac has settled its claims against the father of Forum Finance director Vince Tesoriero, who along with fellow director Bill Papas is accused of perpetrating […]

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$47M settlement in ANZ credit insurance class action reasonable, judge says
Financial Services 2023-06-16 4:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

A $47 million settlement in a class action against ANZ — one of three settlements in a series of class actions against the big banks […]

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Judge mulls contradictor over ATE costs in super class action against Westpac
Class Actions 2023-06-15 5:11 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge overseeing a superannuation class action against two Westpac units that settled for $30 million has flagged the possibility of appointing a contradictor to […]

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‘Completely at sea’: Banks push for class closure in flex commissions cases
Class Actions 2023-06-02 10:33 pm By Sam Matthews

Westpac, Macquarie and ANZ are seeking class closure orders ahead of mediation in three class actions over flexible commissions schemes, telling a court hearing they […]

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SMBC can add new claims in $34M case over Forum Finance receivables
Westpac 2023-06-02 4:00 pm By Gareth Baker

SMBC has been cleared to add more claims to its $34 million suit against Humm Group after the fintech’s subsidiary allegedly misled the Japanese bank […]

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