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Title Four Corners: Money For Nothing
Published Australia : ABC, 2016
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Summary The Commonwealth Bank's unscrupulous tactics in the life insurance industry."It's defer, deny and sit back and wait and see if someone takes them on." - LawyerIt's the bank that's spent two years rebuilding its reputation after being exposed for ripping off its customers in a devastating financial advice scandal. The Commonwealth Bank is adamant that it's learned its lesson."We will be the ethical bank, the bank others look up to for honesty, transparency, decency, good management, openness." - David Turner, Chair Commonwealth BankNow, the reporter who broke open the financial advice scandal, Adele Ferguson is back, with another investigation into the Commonwealth Bank.Six months in the making, this joint Four Corners/Fairfax investigation, focuses on the insurance arm of the bank, CommInsure.They're in the business of selling the kind of insurance policy you hope you never have to claim. Insurance to cover you or provide for your family if the worst should happen, like a serious health condition or death.But this investigation will reveal how CommInsure uses unscrupulous tactics to take consumers money and avoid insurance payouts, leaving customers paying money for nothing at the most difficult moment of their lives."They are extraordinary allegations. They are certainly the biggest thing I've heard as a litigation lawyer working in the insurance world." - LawyerThe findings will be released in a series of stories through Fairfax Media and ABC platforms culminating in the Four Corners broadcast on Monday night, detailing the full revelations
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-03-07 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Commonwealth Bank (Australia)
Banks and banking -- Finance.
Financial planners -- Malpractice.
Fraud investigation.
Form Streaming video
Author Ferguson, Sarah, host
Ferguson, Adele, reporter
Attwater, Matthew, contributor
Bates, Michael, contributor
Berrill, John, contributor
Bishop, Nicholas, contributor
Jeykumar, Thampapillai, contributor
Kennett, Jeff, contributor
Kessel, James, contributor
Macisaac, Andrew, contributor
Narev, Ian, contributor
Pashalis, Evan, contributor
Polydoropoulos, Helen, contributor
Williams, John, contributor