20 Aug 2014

Bank penalty fee class action in court

9:14 am on 20 August 2014

In brief: A class action against Westpac and BNZ over penalties they charge customers starts in the High Court in Auckland today.

The group Fair Play on Fees represents more than 40,000 people who say they have been charged unfair penalty fees.

The group's lawyer, Andrew Hooker, says it will argue the banks should refund most of the fees.