The latest news on overdraft fees, overdraft fees and other bank fees from the Center for Responsible Lending.
- Banks, Taking Hint From Regulators, Overhaul Overdrafts
American Banker 29 Oct 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been hinting that it will begin to view overdraft as a form of short-term credit and may crack down on unfair fees.
- Wells Fargo Loses Appeal of $203 Million Court Award
Bloomberg 29 Oct 2014
A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld a lower-court ruling ordering Wells Fargo & Co. to repay $203 million to customers for increasing overdraft fees by manipulating debit-card ...
- Service Members Deserve More Transparency From On-Base Banks, Credit Unions
Consumerist 28 Oct 2014
Research by the Pew Charitable Trusts suggests that some banks on military bases lack transparency and charge high overdraft fees.
- Why a Third of Americans Treat Checking Accounts Like Payday Loans
Huffington Post 22 Oct 2014
A recent study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) reported that the average debit amount that triggers an overdraft fee is $24, and most of these overdrafts are repaid in about three ...
- In Checking Accounts, The Less You Have, The More You May Pay
New York Times 21 Sep 2014
The rules and fees associated with basic checking accounts can vary widely, with the annual cost ranging from $0 to more than $700, based on a 2014 survey by WalletHub.
- Branch Employees Often Give False Info About Overdraft Fees: Consumer Groups
American Banker 05 Aug 2014
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) says 14.3 percent of big bank customers had overdraft coverage in 2011 and 2012, and 8 percent of these consumers paid overdraft fees at least 10 times ...
- That $5 Latte Is Now Less Likely to Cost You $35 in Overdraft Fees
Washington Post 30 Jul 2014
Some of the largest U.S. banks have worked to reduce customers' chances of incurring overdrafts. Research firm Moebs Services reports that 52 percent of banks with $50 billion-plus in assets have ...
- Payments Puzzle Persists at Banks
Wall Street Journal 29 Jul 2014
Hundreds of small and regional banks continue to process checking-account transactions in order from the highest amount to the lowest, a policy that can trigger multiple overdraft fees in the same ...
- Capital One to Stop Using Program to Weed Out Customers With History of Account Overdrafts
Washington Post 16 Jun 2014
Capital One Financial will no longer use the popular screening program ChexSystems as a filter for potential customers with a history of overdrawing their accounts, the bank has announced.
- Overdraft Fees at Banks Hit High, Despite Curbs
Wall Street Journal 02 Apr 2014
The estimated median overdraft fee reached a record $30 last year -- up from $29 in 2012 and $26 in 2009, according to a Moebs Services poll of 2,890 banks and credit unions.
- Huntington Bank Winding Down Overdraft Fees
Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) 19 Mar 2014
Huntington Bank is nearly done phasing out overdraft penalties, a process that it began about three years ago.
- BofA Rolls Out Checking Account for Chronic Overdrafters
CNNMoney (NY) 06 Mar 2014
Bank of America is pilot-testing a new option that aims to avoid overdraft fees by blocking customers from withdrawing more money than they have in their checking account.
- Banks Fight Revised U.S. Plan to Monitor Checking Overdraft Fees
Bloomberg 21 Feb 2014
U.S. banks are seeking to shield from scrutiny the $30 billion they collect annually in checking account fees, saying the proposed requirement for periodic reports is unacceptable even if it exempts ...
- Indiana Attorney General Going After Mortgage Bailout Scammers
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel (IN) 03 Feb 2014
There are just two mortgage bailout firms operating legally in Indiana, and state Attorney General Greg Zoeller has filed suit against three that are not.
- Hefty Bank Fees Waylay Soldiers
Wall Street Journal 16 Jan 2014
Although soldiers and civilians alike struggle with bank overdraft fees, some banks that market to the military are top collectors of these fees in the United States.
- Trustmark Settles Suit Over Fees
Jackson Free Press (MS) 26 Dec 2013
Consumers harmed in recent years by Trustmark National Bank's overdraft policies could soon receive a windfall. The bank, without admitting wrongdoing, this fall settled charges that it manipulated the processing order of customer debit transactions in order to generate and maximize overdraft fees.
- Regional Bank Settles Overdraft Issue for $2.5M
Courthouse News Service 04 Dec 2013
A judge has granted final approval to Community Bank's $2.5 million settlement over excessive overdraft penalties. The agreement, tied to the practice of shuffling the order of customer debit card transactions in order to maximize overdraft fees
- Community Trust in Ky. Faces Sanctions Tied to Overdraft Fees
American Banker 18 Nov 2013
Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI) in Pikeville, Ky., disclosed in a recent regulatory filing that it could face sanctions from the Federal Reserve Board tied to its overdraft policy.
- Protections for Checking Customers Vary Widely Among States: Pew
American Banker 13 Nov 2013
Consumers in the Northeast and Southwest United States are more likely to receive consumer-friendly services with their checking accounts compared to residents in the Midwest and some Western states, a new analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts suggests.
- Area Bank Agrees to $2.5 Million Settlement of Debit Card Fee Lawsuit
Scranton Times-Tribune 12 Nov 2013
Pennsylvania-based First Liberty Bank & Trust has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle charges that it juggled the order in which it posted debit card transactions.