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.
Last week, the House Financial Services Committee approved overdraft legislation which would limit the number of overdraft fees banks and credit unions can charge their clients. Emily Claus discusses the bill’s future and repercussions.
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.
Under fire from farm state elected officials, the National Credit Union Administration board emphasized at its March meeting that the agency will not micromanage credit union policies as credit unions consider the risks of climate change. Other issues were also discussed, reports David Baumann of the Washington Credit Union Daily.
With class-action overdraft lawsuits on the rise, Patrick Sickels explains how credit unions can get into trouble with fees and ambiguous phrasing and what steps you can take to protect your credit union.
The CFPB intends to crack down on financial institutions that charge the largest fees for overdrafts and is considering “a wide variety of regulatory interventions” to better supervise such fees, Director Rohit Chopra said.