Original article by Anthony Klan
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 13-Oct-17
Shine Lawyers is leading a class action against Westpac and its BankSA, St George and Bank of Melbourne subsidiaries. The legal action alleges that Westpac charges more for life insurance policies when taken out through a Westpac financial planner than through a non-Westpac planner. Janice Shaddler of Shine says the Westpac customers it is representing are feeling "incredibly let down" for having trusted their Westpac adviser to do the right thing by them. A spokesman for Westpac says it will investigate the allegations.
WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, BANK OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA LIMITED, ST GEORGE BANK LIMITED, BANK OF MELBOURNE LIMITED, SHINE LAWYERS, SHINE CORPORATE LIMITED – ASX SHJ, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA