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Consumer watchdog launches overdraft inquiry

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expected to launch an inquiry Wednesday into banks’ overdraft practices, which have been in regulatory crosshairs in recent years. The bureau said it will look into whether banks are reordering customers’ debit-card charges to maximize overdraft fees. Reordering transactions can double or triple penalties, and the practice has been the target of several class-action lawsuits against the nation’s biggest banks.
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9 Big Banks' Overdraft Fee Practices Are Under Fire

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (2 years ago)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is about to see whether banks have complied with rules on how they manage consumers' overdraft protection services, Bloomberg News reports. The rules were supposed to keep banks from luring c... Read Post

Bank Overdraft Fees Face Fresh Scrutiny

Business & Finance : DealBook (2 years ago)

The Consumer Financial protection Bureau has begun an examination of fees that banks charge consumers for overdrawn checking accounts. The bureau said Tuesday that its inquiry would center on whether banks charged dubious fees and m... Read Post

CFPB Explores Bank Overdraft Fees, Questions Overdraft Protection

Business & Finance : Payments News (10 months ago)

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has published a new report on bank and credit union overdraft practices that it says "raises concerns about whether the overdraft costs on consumer checking accounts can be anticipa... Read Post


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