Arguing that junk fees are not just annoying, but also create an unlevel playing field, the American Economic Liberties Project on Monday released model legislation that would provide Congress and state legislatures tools to tackle the issue, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
In a letter to the CFPB, the Credit Union National Association details its reasons for opposing the Bureau’s proposed reduction of maximum allowable credit card late fees to $8, reports Esteban Camargo.
In a report issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week, the agency announced that banks’ reported overdraft fee income “was 43% lower in the third quarter of 2022 than in the third quarter of 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic onset – suggesting $5.1 billion less in fees on an annualized basis,” reports CUSO Magazine’s Esteban Camargo.
Following the CFPB’s proposed rule limiting credit card late fees to a maximum of $8, reactions from the financial sector have been largely opposed, reports David Baumann of CUCollaborate.
CUCollaborate’s David Baumann reports some colleges and universities are roping students into opening credit union or bank accounts that have unreasonable fees and penalties, the CFPB said, in a report released late last week.
The United States Senate Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection met on Wednesday, May 4 to discuss overdraft fees and their effects on working families. Esteban Camargo reports on the discussion.
From overdraft policies to Buy Now Pay Later contracts, the CFPB during the Biden administration has taken action against those businesses that CFPB officials say are taking advantage of consumers. David Baumann shares some insights on what the CFPB has been focused on, and how interested parties have responded.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is directly appealing to consumers to provide details about so-called “junk fees” they have been charged by financial services providers, reports David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily.