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Hayne Covers Up More Than He Reveals

Commissioner Hayne took on a role that deliberately limited his chances of successfully exposing the serious misconduct and crimes bankers are engaging in and profiting from. While there are some good suggestions for reforms in his report - he is really tinkering around the edges. While many in the media are keen to analyse what he has come up with - the real story is what he didn't look at.

Here we present some opinions re: his work but we also are keen to consider the areas that were not properly investigated ... or ignored. There is more work to do if Australians want a finance system that exists to serve their interests. That is a very different beast to the one that Hayne has been investigating.

Banking Royal Commission Hayne Exposed
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Yellow Vests In Australia

Bank Reform Now CEO launches Yellow Vest Sydney gathering with powerful speech that spills the beans that the elite and their pollies don't want you to know about. The Yellow Vest movement's first Australian rallies began on Saturday the 19th of January 2019. While we have been inspired by the French movement Aussies are doing it their way. Peaceful gatherings to show the government we are sick of business as usual. For decades both major parties have worked against the people's interests. Just like BRN, the Yellow Vests want to bring power back to the people. They want to stop the elite controlling governments in order to facilitate their continuous fleecing of the people and country. Citizen Initiated Referendum is the only official policy they are pushing for.

This is the speech given by BRN CEO Dr B at the Sydney rally at Martin Place. He was asked by organisers to speak and of course he was happy to help ..... thanks to the sensible agreement that had been negotiated making Yellow Vest events family friendly and peaceful.

Yellow Vests Launch in Sydney
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Emperors Stripped By RC's Rowena Orr

BRN and the merry bank warriors came to Sydney for Round 7 of the Hayne Banking Royal Commission. CBA, Westpac and ASIC were in the dock. QC Rowena Orr stripped the Emperors of finance bare. It was painful. How do these characters even think they deserve to be paid multi million dollar salaries?

Scandals, incompetence, chicanery, greed, deception all laid out forensically by the brilliant Counsel Assisting Rowena Orr. There is a cancer in our finance sector and it is killing our country. We need people like Ms Orr to cut it out. We cannot be free until the disease is cured. The Royal Commission needs to be longer and stronger. There are other players in the sector - including ex-CEOs - that require Ms Orr's healing touch and attention.

Rowena Orr - Banking Royal Commission
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Bank Separation Now On The Agenda

Bankers thought they were off the hook with the handicapped Royal Commission but the Hayne inquiry revealed just enough for most informed people and journalists to realise that what wasn't exposed was more important than what was. The finance system is structured to fleece the population. CEC's Robert Barwick understands this very well. In an exclusive editorial for BRN he explains exactly why the banks must be broken up - vertically and horizontally. The Senate has been given the Banking System Reform (Separation of Banks) Bill 2019. Robert also shows how you can make a submission to support it ..... please do.

Break Up The Banks - Australian banking
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Access To Justice Emergency

URGENT...!! - The government is limiting time to respond to one of the most important inquiries to date - regarding: The Resolution of disputes with financial service providers within the justice system. You only have till the 1st of March - 10 Days!!!! ... from now...!!!

Bankers and Pollies Unite - Against You..!!
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Yellow Vest Peaceful Protests Coming Soon

France started it - and now the Yellow Vest movement is launching in Australia. Various Aussie groups have decided to work together peacefully to bring to Australia the one key goal of the Yellow Vests - Citizen Initiated Referendum. The key to bringing the power of democracy back to the people. If it's good enough for the Swiss it's good enough for all of us.

Aussie Yelow Vest Launch 19.01.19
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Banks Hide Genuine Remediation Formula

The old bank routine of Deny - Delay - Deceive no longer works. It has been flattened by Evidence - Logic - Facts - according to Bank Reform Now CEO Dr Peter Brandson. Now bankers accept remediation payments are to be paid but many want to diddle victims once again. BRN reveals today the formula for remediation that the banks don't want you to know about. Study it and spread it around. Proper remediation puts a bank client into the position they would be enjoying if the crime had not been committed.

The bank warriors are on the march. Australian politicians and bankers that don't wake up and see that the world has changed will be toasted, roasted and ousted. Corruption and finance sector rip offs are now front of mind for voters.

Bank Corruption, Lies & Fraud
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Marginal Seat Candidates Must Step Up

People power ramps up to save our democracy and country. For too long both major parties have allowed the finance sector to engage in misconduct and crime. The 2019 election is our best chance to change banking and politics. We encourage you to only vote for candidates that support good policy. The first test? We want all politicians to support a longer and stronger Banking Royal Commission. Commissioner Hayne has ignored too much of the most serious abuses. Now we will make sure Scott Morrison supports us by getting the LNP marginal seat candidates on side. Here's how we can all do it.

Can it get worse for Morrison
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Action On MPs

Michael Sanderson has had a very productive week in Canberra. The politicians or advisors he met with were genuinely interested and impressed with his call for a bank funded legal aid system. There are many other politicians who are yet to respond to his invitation. The calls for justice are getting louder. We would like you to call Canberra today - details below. We understand that it may be hard to make time in some cases but only a few minutes are required. Pollies that don't respond positively to an extended Royal Commission and the Equality of Arms issue really will have a hard time justifying their place in Canberra.

The Untouchables to give you justice
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BRN In The Media

Collection of articles, stories and multi-media presentations about Bank Reform Now.

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Jeff Kennett Dumped By NAB Victims

NAB "experiment" fails as bank's victims pull the pin on ex-Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett's role as a mediator. NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn thought it was a good idea at the time. Victims had their doubts but gave the process the benefit of the doubt. Before the Kennett determinations were made the nature of the negotiations had become clear. In a near unanimous decision the victims chose to revert back to dealing directly with NAB executives who have a much better understanding regarding the deep - inner workings of their bank. A great review of the situation from champion journalist Joyce Moullakis  - The Australian.

Kennett fails NAB remediation
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Two Heads Down At NAB

Bank chairman resigns, along with chief executive Andrew Thorburn, after heavy criticism in the royal commission report .. and The Guardians international readership has been informed. Great work from Paul Karp.

NAB bank Ken Henry & Andrew Thorburn Sacked.
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Royal Commission Has Much More To Do

Victims of misconduct say the royal commission has only just begun the work of exposing problems in the financial system. The Guardian's Martin Farrer and Gareth Hutchens look at why the Hayne Royal Commission just hasn't done the job required. They interview several advocates for reform including BRN's Dr B. Also - available to download the BRN 10 Reasons The RC Needs turbocharging.

RC Must Be Stronger
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CBA Admits Failures

All the MPs interviewing Matt Comyn have done a magnificent job. BRN gives kudos to each and every one of them. This article from the AFR's James Eyers is a beaut - kudos to James too. Matt Comyn has work to do. Victims of bank crimes are now organised. We are not going away. The only measure we have is the way banks remediate aggrieved customers and how they act to prevent crimes and misconduct in the future. The environment has now changed. Banks, their directors and their CEOs need to recognise that and change the way they are doing  business. The people want an honest financial service system .... we are not here to be fleeced.

Time to compensate the living
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Banks Should Fund Victim's Legal Costs

Angry victims of financial misconduct are calling for a bank-funded legal aid service as they struggle to match the legal power of the big banks. Michael Sanderson has campaigned with great tenacity and determination. He met with and contacted a huge number of politicians in Canberra to show them that effective legal aid was not only doable .... it is essential. Journalist Eryk Bagshaw recognised a good idea when he heard it. Many politicians have also heard the call. At the October meeting in Canberra the bank CEOs will also hear about that and other elements of justice heading their way.

Banks to pay legal expenses of victims
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Dr Brandson's Blog

Be inspired by founder Dr Peter Brandson's thoughts and opinions, shedding light on the bigger picture of bank corruption and how it damages people's lives.

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Bank CEOs Face Tough Questions At Parliament

The House of Representatives Economics Committee will have to ask some tough questions now that the Hayne financial services Royal Commission has exposed some shocking abuses by the banks. And still .... it's just the tip of the iceberg.

The next Big Four Banks review dates are 11th, 12th and 19th of October. The public is welcome and BRN wants you to help make sure the committee members know what you want them to do. Ask the hard questions - hold the CEOs to account and see to it that the Royal Commission will be extended. These review meetings set the scene for the CEOs appearance at Round Seven of the Royal Commission. Justice will be done - if people join in now.

Bank CEOs - Heads will roll
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What Can I Do? Banking RC

Bank warriors and concerned citizens. Right now is the time to unite with a single, powerful voice. The next few weeks are critical if we want to see an extended and more powerful Banking Royal Commission. Bank Reform Now is asking YOU to help wake the "Sleeping Giant" - our friends and families - the wonderful people of Australia.

There are a few simple things that anyone can do to support this campaign. It is essential that as many of you as possible join in right now. We are winning.

Act Now! There is no better time.
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Scott Morrison Not Shocked By Bank Crimes

These two emails show you what we are dealing with. The first to the Prime Minister makes it clear about the crimes that are being covered up by the Hayne Royal Commission. The response which arrived three months later on the eve of the Hayne report is a form letter which makes no mention of the key issues needing attention.

ScoMo knows what bankers are doing
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Bank victims must be compensated

The Banking Royal Commission and many other inquiries have proven that many people and businesses have been damaged by unconscionable crimes and misconduct. Rory O'Brien nails it - it's a disgrace that remediation is apparently a low priority as far as the government and Commissioner Hayne are concerned.

Rory O'Brien wants action for victims
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Vote 1 - Pollies that serve the country

Trigger Warning - Harsh truth content ahead. Lies and other forms of propaganda aim to hide the shocking truth .... we are all being fleeced by a system that serves the elite. Our major parties work in the interests of the elite ... not voters and citizens. Election 2019 is when we can reset the system. Will you help?

Fool-Us-Once
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NAB Bank - Grilled Or Toasted?

Mr Andrew Thorburn (NAB Bank CEO) made some very significant comments at his appearance in front of the House Economics Committee at the annual Big4 Banks review. Bank Reform Now provide some critical excerpts in this article. First, there are four cases the MPs were very concerned about seeing investigated and satisfactorily resolved - Rita Troiani (Wide Bay Bricks), Faye Andrews, Bill Mott and the Furneaux case.

Next, we have some important highlights. It is good to see that Mr Thorburn is committed to giving bank victims full and open access to essential files, documents and other evidence. We are also pleased that he wants to be held personally accountable!

NAB bank - meet bank victims
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10 years since GFC. What now?

In the ten years since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) - have governments done enough to reform the system? The horrific succession of scandals since then suggests not. Is the next GFC on its way?

Only by the Australian people uniting and demanding real reforms will we get the job done. Banking is organised crime on a grand scale. The finance sector has rigged the game so that they extract a disproportionate amount of Australia's wealth. It's time to bring it back.

Prime Minister Morrison - You Need To Act GFC
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Banking News

Find the latest news and stories about banks caught out in illegal and corrupt activity from around the world.

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Bankers Are Robbing The Country

Don't let this article slip by - you don't see this exposed in the mainstream media every day. The banks have been allowed by corrupt politicians to steal our wealth and freedoms. Adam Creighton revealed the way it's done before Hayne delivered his limited report. Spread this message far and wide. The system is corrupt and in need of structural reform. Join in with Bank Reform Now to get the job done. Stand - Unite - Make It Right.

Bankkers Creating "money."
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BOQ Exposed

It's not just the big four banks that have been abusing their clients and the law. Second tier operations like Bank Of Queensland got off even lighter than the big banks. Bankers need to look at what even the impaired Royal Commission managed to do to AMP. Michael Sanderson is owed around $2 million after BOQ manipulated valuations to assist its asset stripping sting. Time for the bank to pay up. See story for important information re: valuation abuse; Equality of Arms; Model Litigant guidelines. It's a game changer.

Michael Sanderson wants justice from BOQ
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Thorburn Displays More Than Poor Judgement

It is not just lack of judgement and poor governance in his own office. Rosemary Rogers also worked in Cameron Clyne's office. The real issue is this - if the CEO could not see crimes and misconduct in their own office it is not surprising that they may not have seen criminal cells working in the bank right around the country. We gave Mr Thorburn evidence of these crimes in October last year. He tried to cover it up with a dodgy mediation process ..... he will be looking for work very soon.

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Sham Bank Royal Commission About To Be Exposed

A beaut article summarising the possible findings of the Hayne banking Royal Commission. Well done Karen Maley from the AFR. Well worth a read but check out the BRN kicker at the end. All is not as it seems. For years both major parties allowed crime and corruption to fester in finance. It is time for bold new ideas.

Hayne unlikely to bring about adequate reforms
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Rowena Orr QC Has Been Informed

CBA survivor, warrior and BRN friend Rory O'Brien makes the case ....... for some inexplicable reason the Royal Commission is covering up the CBA / Bankwest heist. BRN says that respect is earned. Judges and politicians do not deserves any respect (or votes) if they protect criminals in the finance sector. The RC and now QC Rowena Orr have been told .... they remain on the hook .... and will remain so until a proper investigation is completed. Read this powerful letter sent to Rowena Orr QC.

The RC must be made longer & stronger. Hayne's February report can be considered an interim report. The final report can wait until two or three independent commissioners conclude a more comprehensive and powerful investigation in one to two years. Sign our petition and we will give it to the Governor General and PM.

The Royal Commission got it wrong on Bankwest
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World Sees Australian Banks Exposed

Aussie bank misconduct revealed by the light-touch Hayne inquiry is still so shocking that politicians, bankers and regulators will never be able to go back to the good old days of rampant fleecing and misbehavior. Great report from Reuters' Byron Kaye.

ANZ's Shayne Elliott leaving the Royal Commission - AAP David Crosling
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NAB Using Ex-Victorian Premier To Compensate Victims

The bank warriors have made their powerful presence felt at another bank AGM - this time at NAB's. Fireworks were seen with shareholders more than angry. Billions have been destroyed by poorly performing bankers who still demand big money for shocking conduct. Craig Caulfield initiated and co-ordinated the warrior's AGM action. He and the other warriors are champs in the battle for justice. Here reporter Joyce Moullakis explains what NAB is trying to do with the help of Jeff Kennett.

Michael, Selwyn & Craig mean business
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NAB's Ken Henry In The Dock

Well, well, well - another great bank warrior ... Rowena Orr QC - has had her hands full today at the Royal Commission. She has been dissecting an insider. Ken Henry made it very clear that he doesn't appreciate being questioned. Rowena Orr was not copping the attitude. Here are some key points from James Thomson.

Ken Henry in the dock with Rowena Orr
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CBA Pressures Customer With A Complaint

Canberra man Neil Hermes reports being intimidated by CBA staff less than three hours after he told them he had submitted evidence of his dealings with the bank to the Royal Commission. The staffer that did that is living in the old days. Banks must change. The ones that don't will be left behind. Neil was a CBA Bankwest victim. The Royal Commission has let him down so far. It must be extended and really sort out the Bankwest scandal.

Neil Hermes upsets CBA with Bankwest complaint
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People Power - Bank AGMs - Round 1

HOT OFF THE PRESS - Craig Caulfield has been battling to get justice from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) for nine years. He has just sent us his latest on the first bank - CBA - to feel the power of the people during the AGM phase of the campaign. There are other banking events over the next few weeks. Join in. Here is what Craig had to say -

CBA AGM hears the truth from Bank Warriors
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NAB Banker Guilty

This NAB story is very interesting. Spot the difference - A banker rips off the bank and is quick smart reported to police - pleads guilty in court - and most likely will be jailed. A banker rips off a client .....  well you know how it used to end. But not anymore. We are now in a changed environment. Reforms are brewing that will see bankers heavily fined and jailed ..... and their victims fully compensated. Bankers that do not accept the new reality will be at very high risk of losing their jobs and bonuses .... at best. At worst ..... do not pass go ..... you know exactly where you will be heading. Any banker knowingly covering up serious crimes and misconduct will be held accountable.

NAB's Ferrari-driving banker guilty
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CBA Victims Corner CEO

Selwyn Krepp and Bob Bourne know how ruthless bankers and their lawyers can be. Both victims of CBA - they took the opportunity to meet with CEO Matt Comyn in Canberra .... right after the Economics Committee finished grilling him. BRN suspects Mr Comyn now has a much better understanding of the situation bank victims face. There is not much worse than losing you home, business and job thanks to bank misbehaviour.

Bank victims wait for CBA CEO  Matt Comyn
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ANZ in the dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is ANZ's appearance at the fourth review. Members of the BRN team were in attendance to bear witness. The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

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Westpac in the dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is Westpac's appearance at the fourth review. Members of the BRN team were in attendance to bear witness. The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

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CBA In The Dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) appearance at the fourth review. Members of the Bank Reform Now team were in attendance to bear witness.

The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

CBA Bank - Meet bank victims
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Frydenberg Sees The Light

Public pressure works. Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have been contacted many times about bank crimes. They both have been given case histories. They know have no chance of winning back public trust unless they extend the Royal Commission. Bankers and regulators must be held accountable and victims must be compensated. It's a no-brainer. Josh Frydenberg must contact Bill Shorten and arrange bipartisan support for an extension .... now.

No chance of an election win until banks are sorted
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Corruption Is Baked Into Banking

Bankers have a well-oiled operation which has enriched and protected them. Henchmen in law, politics and the regulatory system have all played an essential role in enabling corruption in the banking and finance sector.

However - times have now changed. The people are now aware and alarmed. They will no longer tolerate being abused and ripped off by a system which no longer appropriately serves the needs of Australians. Dr Evan Jones shows you the brutal truth right here.

Systemic & Grand Corruption Enables Bad Banking
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NAB In The Dock - Big4 Banks Review

Hansard Transcript - The Treasurer has asked the Standing Committee on Economics to inquire into and report on a Review of Australia's Four Major Banks. This is the National Australia Bank's (NAB) appearance at the fourth review. Members of the Bank Reform Now team were in attendance to bear witness.

The MPs on the committee did a magnificent job. The CEOs were not able to bluff their way out of being accountable. We have saved the transcript here for you.

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Banking RC Activism Pays Off

BRN has worked with Michael Sanderson, helping him see a good proportion of our politicians. He was well received and the message has been heard. The people want a proper RC and a fit for purpose legal aid system. Will our representatives respond appropriately? The next sitting weeks will show us.

Banking Activist Michael Sanderson
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