West Perth, Australia (PressExposure) June 24, 2009 -- Customers seeking compensation for excessive fees charged by some banks are âinundatingâ the law firm with their claims, says managing director James Middleweek.
Middleweek says his new firm is receiving hundreds of claims a month relating mainly to penalty charges on savings and credit card transactions and exit fees on loans.
This service is the first of its kind in Australia, although similar services are provided in the UK. Middleweek says, âSince launching Financial Redress in March we have simply been inundated with bank and credit card penalty charge claims. However, for every 100 enquiries we receive, at least ten relate to concerns over break fees on loans,â he says. âThe figures involved can run into tens of thousands of dollars a time. These excessive break fees have left our clients feeling very aggrieved.â
Middleweek says, âWhether its poor disclosure, lack of transparency, mis-selling, or simple profiteering, will depend on the facts of each case. Either way, consumers feel that, once again, they are being massively short changed by financial institutions. We believe many clients could be due substantial compensation,â he says.
Financial Redress, based in Perth, has developed online registration, a break fee questionnaire and other processes to keep legal costs to a minimum. The firm says it provides quick but detailed advice to its clients as to whether they have a reasonable chance of compensation.
Financial Redress provides detailed break fee advice for a fixed fee of $200 plus GST. Clients register online at http://www.financialredress.com.au or by telephone on 1300 4 REDRESS.
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