Banks’ legal bills in mega millions

Original article by Misa Han, Joanna Mather
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 28-Sep-18

Australia’s four major banks have incurred significant costs associated with the financial services royal commission. Westpac’s costs in the first half of 2018 were around $34m, and it expects its costs to be similar in the second half, while National Australia Bank has advised that its inquiry-related costs could rise to $30m in the second half, up from $10m in the first half. Meanwhile, law firms will miss out on a key source of revenue, as the royal commission’s own legal work is being handled by the Australian Government Solicitor.

CORPORATES
AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MISCONDUCT IN THE BANKING, SUPERANNUATION AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, AMP LIMITED – ASX AMP, IOOF HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX IFL, AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SOLICITOR, AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT. AUSTRALIAN TRANSACTION REPORTS AND ANALYSIS CENTRE, AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION, CORRS CHAMBERS WESTGARTH, JOHNSON WINTER AND SLATTERY

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