Super Samoan beats the bank

By Erin Speedy - Sunday Star Times ,

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After a banking mishap, Mark Hunt went head-to-head with Westpac Australia, who didn't stand a chance.

After a banking mishap, Mark Hunt went head-to-head with Westpac Australia, who didn't stand a chance. (Photo: BRENDAN ESPOSITO)

The Super Samoan and UFC fighter Mark Hunt has just won the most satisfying fight of his career after taking on Westpac bank over unfair bank fees.

The mixed martial arts star was disgusted to learn he had lost more than NZ$20,000 (T$37,000) when the bank closed an account unexpectedly. After giving Westpac a piece of his mind over the telephone, he also took to Twitter to express his anger, with many of the tweets too explicit to print.

Hunt said Westpac returned the money “just because I abused the hell out of them.”

Hunt, who reportedly earns $350,000 per fight, is warning others to keep a close eye on their accounts in case banks try to charge them unnecessary fees. 

“I can’t believe they would do that, I’ve been a customer for so long now, years and years,” he said.

“It’s not fair, you just can’t do that to normal people.”

It all started with a loan that Hunt took out to purchase a Sydney gym. He paid the loan back more than a year ago - but a 9 per cent interest rate was still getting charged to the empty account.

For more details http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/75932181/ufc-star-mark-hunt-takes-down-westpac-over-fees.html

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