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Inquiry into THE POST – GFC BANKING SECTOR Submission 105 I note that many of the submissions already made to the inquiry deal with complaints about the behaviour and conduct of insolvency practitioners, and lawyers involved in enforcement action by secured creditors.  Some history of my involvement in insolvency and commercial litigation I have nearly 20 years experience dealing in the matters relevant to the terms of reference. Agtion became involved in the specialist consultancy discipline of a forensic analyst dealing in principally banking and insolvency matters as a result of it, and its associated companies being forced into so called “voluntary receivership” by a major bank in 1996.  The companies and I commenced litigation after the companies were released from receivership in 1999. The legal battle against the bank continued until it was resolved in 2007. I am experienced in litigation mainly due to my need to appear and represent...
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    I remember reading this one & still think it is probably one of the better submissions. History is outlined, the repetition of the
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0 0 0 Economic References Committee, PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 28th May,2012   Excerpts taken from Submission 37.    Background My name is Trevor James Eriksson aged 65 years. I have held senior executive positions in a public listed companies, owned and operated a management consulting business which focused on the financial sector ( eg: consulted for the World Bank which included a review of the financial sector in Indonesia) since 1995. In addition to my management consultancy business., I have been associated with residential, commercial and industrial property development and investment for over twenty years.     Bankwest/ Commonwealth Bank of Australia defaulted my company, sold all real estates assets including that of the guarantors and issued Bankruptcy Notice on myself. Bankwest created a default by under valuing real estate security and claiming that I had not returned loan documents thus there was no contact to...
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    It seems that the only thing left to do is to prosecute and jail/community service (um pun?) everyone of the offenders - regardles
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    " you have been treated very shabbily" - these exact same words were said to me by another bank! The same head-shaking, bewilderme
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    I don't even know why i am writing this as i know that all you regulators Prime minister and Politicians are not bothering to read
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    ASIC is to blame for this, fair and square. APRA as well. They cower in the face of corporates and their lawyer cohorts. ASIC are
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    i don't know what to write .. I am gobsmacked.. The damage is already done and still being done by banksters, regulators and whit
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0 0 0 by Stephen Lendman   At issue is a bad barrel, not a few rotten apples. Western banking is rife with fraud.   The business model of major banks is grand theft.   UK-based Barclays bank was caught in a Libor rigging scandal. Other major banks are involved.  Barclays reflects a corrupt system. Other major banks operate the same way. Western politicians permit it. "They uphold the doctrine that whatever banks do is right."   They're failing. They're zombie banks. The entire system is corrupt. It's crumbling. Barlays is in the center of the UK storm, but watch out. Expect more globally, much more. It's coming.   The seriousness of what's known is that a system portrayed as just and sound is failing. At issue is rampant speculation at the expense of stimulating real economic growth.  Casino capitalism doesn't work. Economies suffer. So do ordinary people. The entire banking...
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    "banking is an organised scam masquerading as a business,where men&women with no moral compass become very rich very fast."
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0 0 0 0 0 0 The Human Race Film – a MATT NORMAN film Breaking News – High Court sets precedent against fraudulent banks 24 Jun 2010 High Court rules against financier of low-doc loans Message from Matt Norman; Before I let you read another great article by Anthony Klan, I just wanted to add my own thoughts on this outstanding result. This news comes just in time for my own high court application on the same grounds as below. The Supreme Court “MELBOURNE” are going to finally look at the professional misconduct of all cases against the banks they have deliberately turned away when they see the thousands of people who have all been led by the banks and the courts into losing homes, suicide, family breakups, bankruptsy because they are not allowing self litigants the chance to have their case heard. I also would like to say...
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    In 2010 in QLD ChestermanQC(Apppeal/Judge)ensured all cases with trial-able issues are "destined" for trial > they can't do that "
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    doyla66 says #
    I know exactly what you are talking about Matt. My husband and I had the same judge, same Nab counsel and same outcome from Summa
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    Denise says #
    Yes indeed we know why - we are the source we are the driving force. We do not know what arguments Matt was using The argument is
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    Sorry Andy, i moved your blog up to the top so every one could see it as i thought it was important enough to get better exposure.
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    Law Societies are a solicitors/banksters laugh > Legal Services Commissioner some prospect [Qld] if they don't operate can then be
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0 0 0 Extracts from : Submission to the SENATE ECONOMICS REFERENCES COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO THE POST-GFC BANKING SECTOR Milind Sathye,  Professor of Banking and Finance, University of Canberra.   May 2012    The impact of international regulatory changes on the Australian banking sector,   Impact on Mortgage loans: Securitisation provided a major source of funding for mortgage loans. Under Basel III, there is enhanced risk weight for securitisation instruments. It means the risk position of a bank as depicted in the balance sheet doesn’t capture the changing reality and by the time the regulators, shareholders and investors know the reality it might be too late. A recent case of J P Morgan incurring a loss of $2 billion because of ‘error’ by the chief investment office is a pointer to the grim reality how fortunes of even mighty institutions can change overnight.   External regulation that can’t keep pace with these...
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    That's a great idea, John W. I'll bet no one in the Banks thought of that!! There is more than a tinge of the last bastion of grea
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    If jobs have to be outsourced to India & the Philippines, SACK ALL THE BANK EXECUTIVES & outsource THEIR jobs! They can be replac
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    "Gang of 36" RMBS/Laf Fraud - "Debt Exposure" @$50b to $100b[up>$200b?] ASX: "Continuous Disclosure Rules" knowingly breached by b
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    Allan Fels > noted Australian bank executives are highest paid even by international standards > HELLO!!!
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    He's right - and that's just the beginning. With what we know of the true nature of bank "assets" and "value" their annual stateme
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SUBMISSION TO SENATE INQUIRY Sub. 29.    May 2012 Dear Senators, Please find attached my submission that relates to how my business was treated by Bankwest. My business was a family business in the small country town of Forbes in NSW. It was created by my grandfather in 1913, which would of made it 100 years old next year. We were a Painting Contracting company. In 1999 we won a contract to maintain a lot of public schools in western NSW. This was the break we had worked hard for. Within 5 years we went from 5 workers to about 70 workers. This enabled us to tender for other contracts in other areas and in the 5 year period we worked across NSW for such companies as NRMA,TARGET and TRANSFIELD and as well as painting we also started to do building maintenance and insurance works. Life was good.   We were with...
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    This sounds like typical Bankwest behaviour - less than 24hrs notice for receivers & tip your world upside down! That BastardWest
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    Hi Wayne, their straight up gangsters - did those criminal Bankwest/CanConBankster bastards advise you to obtain "independent lega
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    The other sad thing is when the banksters have to face court for their fraudlulent actions - they pretend to get divorced, move as
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    NSW(AUS), the barristers clan - worked out how to technically "feign" divorce, ['Clayton's Separation] to protect themselves form
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    Hi Wayne I went through the same scenerio I had a thriving business great home and family and then RAMS sold my loan to RHG and th
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For years Gadens have had the lion's share of the action in the Australian Mortgage Fraud. It is a matter of public record that they have defended the perpetrators of Fraud, orchestrated the bullying and repeated efforts to intimidate blameless and innocent home owners and witnesses to the Court hearings all in the name of "Justice" - and been allowed to get away with it by some of the "bank blinded" Australian judiciary! If you'd like a few samples of Gadens' handiwork on behalf of NAB, Bank West, Ing and others use the BFCSA blog search engine or see austlii.edu.au Gadens aren't the only lawyers willing to do this type of work.  After all this BANK SCAM has been going on for years under the watchful eye of both major Australian Political Parties. All borrowers and BFCSA members should check their documentation and report in with a list of all legal...
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    Sorry Gaby - I worded that wrong. I was just actually was refering to our case only and the issues that have arose from it. As exp
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    We have now two law firms. (There is five in the group- so have spilt it up). One barrister via one firm use to represent the bank
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    You can add HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and Leonard Legal, both from Melbourne to the list
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    Gadens execs are very short sighted. Once the massive fraud, theft and corruption of Australia's banking sector really hits the fa
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    Ah! but Cooper's Grace and Ward were Hunt and Hunt's franchisee in Brisbane,in 2006 Hunt and Hunt dropped them,one has to wonder w
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0 0 0 Hold Corrupt Bankers Accountable for Fraud   BY OLIMPIA LEE   Target: European Parliament   Goal :  Hold corrupt bankers accountable for their fraudulent actions   Big banks have been caught rigging global interest rates and ripping millions of people off, but they still have not been held responsible. Now, the EU finance regulator is standing up to big banks and taking action to bring much-needed reform. Urge the EU to stand up to the powerful bank lobby and hold corrupt bankers accountable.   It is public knowledge that big banks such as Barclays have tweaked global interest rates to receive more money from people paying their mortgages, student loans and other debts. This behavior should be punishable by jail, but Barclays only got fined a small fraction of its profits due to the powerful bank lobby. Considering the waves of banking crises that continue to affect our economies and livelihoods, a...
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    Since when do lobbyists get a hearing to pervert the course of justice? Who are the government limp lettuce leaves who give in to
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Gold Coast Bulletin. 22/9/2012. New York. Victims of Bernie Madoff's massive PONZI scam will soon receive $2.39 BILLION DOLLARS to help them cover their losses.  Cheques ranging up to $507 million have been mailed to 1230 former customers of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities. The payout, the second of its kind, tripling the amount recovered, brings the total to $3.49 BILLION DOLLARS. Madoff is serving a 150 year jail sentence at a North Carolina JAIL.  He ripped people off for nearly $63 BILLION DOLLARS from clients over decades, paying out fake "profits" to some investors by plundering the new cash from others, before the fraud collapsed in 2008.   AUSTRALIAN BANK EXECUTIVES SHOULD BE NEXT IN LINE.  ...
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From: wayne stylesSent: Tuesday, 4 September 2012 To: Abbott, Tony (MP)Subject: BANKS ASSET LENDING USING FRAUDULENT LOAN APPLICATION FORMSI have also sent copies of this e-mail to : Senator John Williams, Denise Brailey (BFCSA), Julia Gillard PM, Tony Abbott MP, Julie Bishop MP, Joe Hockey MP, Nick Xenophon MP, Joyce Barnaby MP, B. Bilson MP, Andrew Robb MP.RE : ASSET LENDING USING FRAUDULENT LOAN APPLICATION FORMS by the CBA.We must have a ROYAL COMMISSION immediately into the fraudulent activities of the banks.We too have been conned & deceived by the COMMONWEALTH BANK & Mortgage Broker using FRAUDULENT Loan Application documents, in both 2005 and 2007.This is a common business practice used by the Commonwealth Bank of Australiawhere they corruptly lend money using grossly falsified Loan Application Documents  (that the client's have never seen),& conspiring with Mortgage Brokers (that the clients has never met), & going through Finance Companies (that the clients didn't...
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    Abbott's response does not surprise me one bit. After all, he is just the party puppet. Following his monumental cockup with figur
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    i cannot believe that this government (& it loks like the next govt) are dragging their feet on this....bring on a royal commissio
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    My jaw has hit the ground...This is like a bad movie !!
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    Great work Wayne - brilliant letter. Keeping up the pressure to wear them down can work in our favour. Force and people power even
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    Keep moving on this Wayne. Check other posts that have covered the same issue. Don't be surprised with the Ombudsman's tack. He an
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0 0 0 Sub. 23   Our Submission to the Senate Inquiry “Effects of the GFC on the Australian Banking Sector” Economics References Committee P.O. Box 6110 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 23/05/2012   Dear Senators, Before you read this letter, my family & I would like to Thankyou for taking the time to read about our harrowing & disconcerting experience with Commonwealth Bank / Bankwest This is our story - my name is David Crisp & my wife of 46 years is Margaret. I am 67 years of age and I am writing to you because we have had our whole life savings taken by the banking systems of the ‘Commonwealth Bank / Bankwest.   My wife & I have been in business since the age of 21. We have been happily married for 46 years and we have raised 4 wonderful sons. One son works for an airline; the other...
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    Dear Crisp family, I truly feel for you and what you are going through. It is heart breaking to see everything you have worked for
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0 0 0 0 0 0 These excerpts are taken from a Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry.  28 April, 2012 Senate Standing Committees on Economics PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600     Dear Sir I Madam, I wish to make a submission within the terms of reference above; regarding an incomplete and misleading valuation of a property, commissioned by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which was subsequently purchased under mortgage to the CBA. I am now trying to sell the property, and it is worth nothing like its valuation. This has caused me to be unable to discharge the mortgage, for which the CBA is now rejecting any form of responsibility.   Consequently, the valuation over-estimated the value of the property and provided a misleading basis for decision making regarding {a) the merits of purchasing at all, and (b) at the specific price that could be regarded as reasonable...
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    Don't bank with any of them. Try societies like the Teachers Credit Union, Nurses Credit Union, etc.
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    and the bank also slugs us for the valuation and revaluation fees as well...
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    My partners property was valued by the bank earlier this year at $200k less than the valuation in 2008 at the time he refinanced.
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  29 Jun 2012 - Good reading and video at: http://barnabyisright.com/2011/06/29/rba-says-our-banks-are-stuffed-in-other-words/#comments   Yesterday, RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle indulged in some MOPE.   Management Of Perceptions Economics.   Lies, deceit, and propaganda, in other words.   But for those with an ear to hear, and an inclination to check the “authorities’” claims, what he really did – unintentionally – was to give us a heads up.   That our Too Big To Fail banks (TBTF) are going to get bailed out, sooner rather than later.   Go grab a modest quantity of your favourite beverage, and settle in.  You are about to learn – in detail – why we cannot trust a word the banksters say.   Ready?   Now as expected, the mainstream press all lazily parrotted the “everything’s fine, move along, nothing to see here” headline that Mr Debelle wanted. Here’s a good example, from the nations’ “premier” newspaper:...
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    "why is the Australian taxpayer on the hook to backstop the banks?.." Why not change this scenario around in favour of the tax p
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    Lisa, 'you're a woman after my own heart', but would you be employable to the press? Hmm, let me think......computer says, "no" r
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    A big read Lisa. Keep them coming.
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Comment: BFCSA members can see a potential conflict of interest in the COSL board. Those experienced in going through COSL for external dispute resolution agree. Is there a reluctance by COSL staff to deal effectively with "disputes" involving breaches of actual law by lenders? Frankly COSL needs more "teeth" ie the capacity to take disciplinary action against lenders if they are to successfully manage disputes involving lenders and fraud. Lenders can and do use unfair tactics, especially with vulnerable borrowers inexperienced in the dispute resolution process.  It would be fairer to everybody if all home mortgage disputes under the NCCP (Consumer Law and Codes) were overseen by the one EDR: FOS In reality Fraud is crime and EDRs only handle disputes. This COSL issue does affect a lot of consumers, as COSL and FOS are the only ASIC approved EDR services in Australia. http://www.cosl.com.au/board-of-directors The COSL Board Under COSL’s Constitution,...
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    FOS are unlikely to "see" systemic fraud. 1. They don't have "fraud" - courts have fraud. 2. They deal predominantly at the le
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    Of course FOS is 'obligated' to refer systemic issues(incl.fraud) to ASIC, but elects to look the other way conveniently (for bank
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    Apart from the board composition, another potential threat to the level playing field concept is that we know the regulators and o
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I rise tonight to talk about what I consider to be the greatest oxymoron in Australia at the moment—that is, ethical banking. I wish to relate some of my experiences during the early 1980s when my family were involved in a foreign currency loan in Swiss francs. We drew down the loan in January 1985. Shortly after that, we saw the depreciation of the Australian dollar. There was only one way to protect yourself from those loans and that was to hedge your loan. I went to my bank manager, Peter Neil—a good man who lives out here near Goulburn these days—and requested that I hedge my loan. He informed me that I could not, that that would change our currency and you could do that only at rollover periods. The rest is history because Mr Neil was wrong. The bank had not trained their staff properly and it led to...
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    Bank Managers,used to be pillars in the community,revered, respected.Mr Williams by virtue of the fact your bank manager never sig
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    You're right about banks being sales, sales, sales. That's what happened in the US as well. I've read about and listened to inter
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    Honesty, my guess is that the bank manager would have been told by the bank legal people not to sign his statement.
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    You are a good man for speaking the truth Senator John Williams. I urge all politicians to support him and have the integrity & m
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    Thnak you Senator Williams you give us hope!
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Often when you tell people your story and plight with the banks or to the media- they comment - but you signed the papers. My next question to them is - so you think it is okay that fraud has been committed and that the Banks are profiting from it? Are you saying that the banks are above the law and should not be accountable to the rules set by the law of this country.  No matter which way you look at it - a crime has been commited and it needs to be investigated. Isn't that why we have laws for?  Crime is crime. No sugar coating of it or exceptions. When put that way to most people - they understand better and agree - if fraud has been committed - it needs to be investigated. So if you speak to the media - make sure you ask that question. Remain focused...
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    I am interested!
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    doyla66 says #
    Based on what I've read about the other political options this is probably a good time to kick off a new party. Who is the brillia
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    Denise says #
    Hands up those who wish to be part of new party? We have a brilliant leader, an exciting name. I cannot be leader as it would de
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    doyla66 says #
    http://www.bfcsa.com.au/index.php/entry/bfcsa-demands-to-federal-government
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    We should call for a Suspension of Normal Business in the House, and possibly a joint sitting to attend to the crime and corruptio
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"A Royal Commission into the Australian Banking Sector is our democratic right. To deny us that right is truly unAustralian."   There are many strong arguments in favour of holding a Royal Commission into Banking with wide terms of reference.  One of the side effect of the Royal Commission is its capacity to bring the issues into every Australian home through the main stream media. This in turn will generate far greater awareness of the serious anomalies and inherent risks within the Australian Financial Sector. It may also answer the questions for so many Australians whose lives have been smashed by the deregulated "free market" Australian Financial Sector, directly and indirectly, including the big ones: Why weren't we told? How could this be allowed to happen in Australia? Consumer protection isn't for just for the elderly - it benefits all Australians. We've been badly misled by those entrusted to protect us,...
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    Yes, infestation of "Mainstream" banking Full-Doc products must be a game changer & raise the necessary eyebrows , if not, the cur
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    Denise says #
    Thanks for your kind thoughts Hugh. I met with Geoff in Canberra and also other members and they support our efforts and our peti
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    doyla66 says #
    Hi Denise & BFCSA Members, Why not join forces with Unhappy Banking, link together to call for the Royal Commission? More Support
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    Good idea Hugh. UNHAPPY BANKING also has good evidence about the BANKS FRAUDULENT activities.
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    Hi Denise & BFCSA Members, Why not join forces with Unhappy Banking, link together to call for the Royal Commission? More Support
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  NAB Class Action  Legal action by shareholders against National Australia Bank Limited is being considered to recover losses suffered as a result of alleged non-disclosures. The non-disclosures relate to NAB’s exposure to toxic debt in Collateralised Debt Obligations (“CDOs”). Frozen credit markets were forcing financial institutions to make huge provisions on CDOs from at least October 2007. Why did NAB take so long to writedown the value of its CDOs? Did NAB keep the market informed of all information which it knew or ought to have known was material to the price of its shares? Maurice Blackburn Lawyers is investigating a potential class action against NAB on behalf of shareholders who purchased or acquired an interest in shares between 1 January 2008 and 25 July 2008. By August 2007 concerns regarding the US subprime sector had broadened into a more general credit crisis. In the latter half of 2007, as credit market liquidity froze, major financial institutions announced huge write-downs across CDOs and significant losses.   NAB’s CDOs As...
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        I'm wondering how many of our political representatives, people in regulatory organisations, key personnel in industry representative groups and superannuation funds have invested in Residential Mortgage Backed Securities? Or banks?  How would most people know where their money was invested when they give it to a fund manager, MIS or superfund scheme?  It would stand to reason that people in powerful positions could be influenced by their investments and self-interest.  Is it possible that any of them received RMSB investments as 'gifts' from the banks? Is it possible that any of them have no idea, forgot to look or failed to declare their or their company's, family's, trust's investments in RMBS?   I understand there is a register of the assets and investments held by our parliamentarians. Does anyone know where to find it? Is this open for public viewing?  How does this essential area of transparency and...
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    I laughed quite a lot at that picture - it is simply terrific - says it all doesn't it
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    By Barry Ritholtz, Published: June 24 Ever since the robo-signing scandal erupted in October 2010, large U.S. banks have slowly come to realize that their practices are under ever-increasing scrutiny. A “Duh!” observation for most people, but not, apparently, for bankers. Belatedly, the bankers took a closer look at their internal procedures for handling defaulted mortgages. It did not take long for them to discover that something significant was amiss. By mid-2011, most of the major money center banks had put the brakes on their normal foreclosure machinery: “What was all this sturm und drang over some bums who don’t pay their bills? Perhaps we better look into it.” (The Washington Post/Source: RealtyTrac)   Their internal review of how mortgages in default were handled revealed a surprising amount of chicanery. Indeed, most of what was going on had elements of something wrong. The banks might have been better served had they asked...
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