Research & Analysis
In addition to CRL’s extensive research documenting unfair overdraft practices, the FDIC and the Government Accountability Office have both produced reports outlining the abuses. CRL’s latest estimate of the overall cost of unauthorized overdrafts to Americans every year is $23.7 billion. We have also found that debit overdrafts cost $2 for every dollar “borrowed” from the bank to cover them.
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- Comments on Regulation E—Overdraft Practices
March 30, 2009
The Center for Responsible Lending, along with Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, National Association of Consumer Advocates, National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low-income clients), and U.S. PIRG provide the following comments regarding the Federal Reserve Board’s proposed rule to amend Regulation E pursuant to the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.
- Overdraft Fees and Opting In Survey
March 23, 2009
A survey of consumer preferences regading overdraft fees and the choice to opt-in to such programs.
- Comment: Proposed Rule Regarding Unfair or Deceptive Acts or Practices – Overdraft Practices
August 4, 2008
Overdraft comment letter
- Comments on proposed Regulation DD amendments re Overdraft Lending
July 18, 2008
America, Consumers Union, and the National Consumer Law Center, provide the following comments regarding the Federal Reserve Board’s proposed rule to amend Regulation DD pursuant to the Truth in Savings Act (TISA).
- Shredded Security
June 18, 2008
Report on the impact of unauthorized overdraft fees on older Americans.