Chair fears cus­tomers will walk out

Mercury (Hobart) - - BUSINESS - SO­PHIE ELSWORTH

WEST­PAC chair­man Lind­say Maxsted fears cus­tomers could walk out on the na­tion’s old­est bank in the wake of its pae­dophile money scan­dal.

After days of tur­moil, the bank now faces the risk of cus­tomers ex­it­ing. Mr Maxsted re­peat­edly said the bank was “deeply re­morse­ful” fol­low­ing the dis­as­ter.

“There may be cus­tomers who leave the bank be­cause of the al­le­ga­tions and what has hap­pened and what we have fa­cil­i­tated,” Mr Maxsted said.

“I hope when they are talk­ing to our peo­ple they un­der­stand that we feel so re­morse­ful.”

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