The Sign Up Process

You can sign up to obtain Omni Bridgeway's funding by completing the online Funding Agreement and Solicitor Retainer in 6 quick steps:

Provide Contact Information
1. Email   2. Contact details
Complete Claim Information
3. Claimant Details   4. Trade Details
Accept Agreements
5. Funding Agreement   6. Lawyer Retainer
  • We recommend you complete the 6 steps in one sitting. If you are unable to do so, you will be emailed a link that will enable you to continue the online sign up at a later time.
  • Once you have completed your claim online, you will be able to access your details at any time via your personal account in Omni Bridgeway's client portal.

Sign Up FAQs 

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CBA shareholders who acquired CBA shares in the period 16 June 2014 to 3 August 2017 (inclusive) and held some or all of those shares until 1pm AEST on 3 August 2017, are invited to sign a litigation funding agreement with Omni Bridgeway.
Generally, the claim details and Funding Agreement should be completed by the registered holder of the CBA shares. Omni Bridgeway will, however, accept a Funding Agreement completed and signed by the beneficial owner of the shares if the custodian or nominee company that is the registered owner of those shares is unwilling or unable to complete and sign the Funding Agreement.
To sign up online it's a good idea to have your transaction records on hand as you will be asked to provide details of the claimant's purchases, sales (and any other transactions) of CBA securities in the period from 1 July 2015 to 3 August 2017 (inclusive). You will also be asked to provide the name of the person or entity that purchased the shares, and how many shares they held as at close of trade on 30 June 2015.
The class action is being run on a no win ‐ no fee basis, with all costs fully underwritten by Omni Bridgeway and Maurice Blackburn. If you sign a funding agreement with Omni Bridgeway, you will not have to pay any fees unless the claims are successfully resolved. Omni Bridgeway will pay the other side's costs if the class action is unsuccessful.
Maurice Blackburn are conducting the proceedings in the CBA class action on behalf of Omni Bridgeway clients, in cooperation with Phi Finney McDonald, who have been appointed by another group of claimants.
Both Omni Bridgeway's CBA Shareholder Class Action Funding Agreement and Maurice Blackburn's Retainer and Costs Agreement are subject to a 21-day cooling off period in which time you may terminate either agreement by following the notice requirements set out in each of the agreements. You may use this cooling off period to obtain separate legal advice about the agreements you have entered into if you wish to do so.
The Omni Bridgeway portal is a client portal whereby you can log in and see details of the Omni Bridgeway funded claims you have signed up for. You can update your contact details and access information that is related to your claims.
No. The class action has been filed as an Open Class Action. This means that all persons who acquired CBA shares during the relevant period are group members in the class action, irrespective of whether or not they have signed a Funding Agreement. Those who wish to participate in any settlement of the class action will likely be asked to register their claims at an appropriate stage of the proceeding. However, there are reasons why you may wish to consider signing a funding agreement in advance of any court ordered registration step. You can contact the Client Liaison Team on 1800 016 464 or [email protected] to find out more.
You can email the Omni Bridgeway Client Liaison Team on [email protected] and request more information or free call 1800 016 464.