South African Banks Must Pay Out Big Time
SA Banks must pay out big time
Up to a
trillion rand could be refunded to South African customers by the banks.
This is precisely the kind of cash injection that will help bring our
country out of debt slavery and into a new age of prosperity.
of South Africans who have loans or credit could see their monthly
repayments reduced substantially. And tens of thousands of people who
have had judgments against them over the past two decades may be
eligible for compensation. Garnishee orders should be slashed and small
businesses struggling with overdrafts should be released from the
shackles of debt slavery.
terms – it is very possible that your credit card, home loan, personal
loan, vehicle loan or any form of credit you may have, has been settled
in full by a third party, called a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).
Because your loan has been settled in full (ie. the bank has been paid
out for your loan), the bank cannot bring your case to court. Under
these circumstances, the collections process undertaken by banks, and
any judgments taken by the bank as a result, would be unlawful.
Once a loan has been securitised (this
is the technical term for this process), the bank loses the legal right
to the asset. Confirmation of this was given to the New Economic Rights
Alliance in the form of the attached letter from the South African
Reserve Bank (see page 5, para AD8).
the banks “neglect” to tell the customer that their loan has been
settled thanks to securitisation. This is why The New Economic Rights
Alliance, a non-profit organisation, was formed. We are here to educate
the South African people, and take legal action if required.An
example of where a bank has admitted outright securitisation, and
withdrawn their court case, is the case of ABSA vs Louis Louw. You can
read about this case in our legal documents at www.thebigcase.co.za.
Several overseas court cases have also proven that what we are saying is correct. For example:
- A very recent case in Washington witnessed a huge victory that has opened the door for many future lawsuits of this nature (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/14/us-foreclosures-courtcase-washington-idUSBRE88D1OF20120914).
that is not enough, an important case in Hawaii confirmed that a bank
has no right to sue for an asset that has been securitised (http://stopforeclosurefraud.com/2012/03/31/usdc-judge-seabright-in-hawaiii-exemplars-securitization-fail-and-dismisses-a-foreclosure-for-lack-of-standing/).
- There was also a massive US$37 billion settlement paid out by five major banks in the US under similar circumstances: (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500395_162-57373706/5-banks-in-$26b-settlement-with-feds-over-abuses/).
hot off the press, the banks have just lost a huge case in Australia
over securitisation (also called Collateralised Debt Obligations –
CDO’s). This time, it was the investors who took down the banks for
misleading them. This court case effects people all over the world (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-21/lehmann-brothers-test-case/4273896).
- Even the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is suing the major banks in the US for securities fraud.(http://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/bombshell-bombshell-bombshell-fdic-sues-the-big-banks-for-massive-securities-fraud/)
- There are many other cases too numerous to mention, but legal beavers who want to see for themselves should look up these cases:
- Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v Farmer, 2008 NY
- Francis J. Bevilacqua, Third vs. Pablo Rodriguez, Oct. 18th, 2011
- FERREL L. AGARD Case No. 810-77338
loans behind the backs of the customer is a huge business for South
African banks. According to the Banking Association of South Africa’s
website, banks are securitising around R30billion per month (http://www.banking.org.za/Securitisation/detailed.php.)
These numbers indicate that the banks are offloading private debt very
quickly onto the public. This is leading to a kind of "financial
cannibalism" where one person is forced to rely on another person's
repayments in order to survive.
default on a loan, the debt to the SPV and its investors are covered by
an insurance policy. This is provided for in the Securities Services
Act. Insurance of this nature (usually called a credit default swap)
nearly sent insurance giant AIG under in 2008. When insurance pays out,
the debt is settled. So, quite simply, there can be no legal case
against you because all parties have been settled. In law, this would be
referred to as de minimis non curat lex.
has yielded massive profits for the banks while the customer
continually loses out. Because they did not disclose what they were
doing to the customer and did not inform the customer that their debt
had been settled, we believe that the bank profited unfairly. Is it time
to bring the scales of justice into balance?
to have your lawyer or debt counsellor contact us for more information.
Alternatively, stand by while we prepare for a class action lawsuit
whereby all South Africans can join with NewERA and claim from the banks
what is rightly theirs.
Please let all your friends, family members and colleagues know about this letter, and to join us at www.newera.org.za.
THE NEW ECONOMIC RIGHTS ALLIANCE
If you would like to demand answers from your bank right now, below is a
list of questions that you can ask. If you are lucky enough to receive a
response, read it carefully. You will notice that your questions will
probably not be answered directly. Click here for a list of contact details.
- Am I indebted to the bank right now? (Please answer yes or no).
confirm that the bank actually possessed the money they claim to have
lent me, prior to my loan being granted. In other words, did the bank
physically have the money they lent me, prior to the money appearing in
the bank be prepared to amend the credit agreement as follows: “We, the
bank, did in fact possess the money we loaned you, prior to the loan
the loan funded by assets belonging to the bank at the time the loan
was granted? Either way, please describe in detail the accounting
process used to create my loan.
the bank record my promissory note / negotiable instrument as an asset
on its books? If yes, how was my instrument used to create my loan, and
where is my valuable promissory note / negotiable instrument now?
the bank participate in a securitisation scheme whereby debts /
promissory notes are bundled and then sold-on to a third party/parties
via special purpose vehicles, entities or alike processes?
- Was my loan securitised? If so, please send me all details regarding the securitisation.
the bank have a legal right to collect money it claims I owe it? If so,
then were does this legal right come from, assuming the loan has been
- Has my loan with the bank been settled by a special purpose vehicle, insurance policy, or by any other party?
- Regarding the security given to the bank by me, has this security been sold on or given as security to another party?
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