CFPB, OCC, and FDIC Take Action Against Bank For Ignoring Deposit Discrepancies WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) took action against Citizens Bank for failing to credit consumers the full amounts of their deposited funds. […]
CFPB Wants to Ensure Consumer Protections Are Built Into New Payment Systems From Outset WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) outlined guiding principles for protecting consumers as the private sector develops new faster payment systems. These new systems are aimed at reducing “pocket-to-pocket” payment times between consumers and businesses or other […]
Bank Refunds $49 Million in Illegal Fees to Consumers Who Did Not Opt-In to Overdraft WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against Regions Bank for charging overdraft fees to consumers who had not opted-in for overdraft coverage. The bank also charged overdraft and non-sufficient funds fees on its deposit […]
Prepared Remarks of CFPB Deputy Enforcement Director Cara Petersen on the Regions Bank Enforcement Action Press Call
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking its first enforcement action under the federal rules that protect consumers against illegal overdraft fees by their banks. We are taking action against Alabama-based Regions Bank for failing to ask consumers if they wanted overdraft service before charging them fees for this service. Regions amplified this harm […]
M&T to Refund $2.9 Million to Approximately 59,000 Account Holders Who Paid Fees for Free Checking WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) took action against M&T Bank for deceptively advertising free checking accounts. The CFPB found that M&T lured in consumers with promises of “no strings attached” free checking, without disclosing […]
Thank you for joining our forum to explore how consumers are affected by checking account screening policies and practices. Today we will look at how these practices work and raise questions about whether they unfairly block some consumers from opening checking accounts, while exposing other consumers to inappropriate risk. We look forward to a fruitful […]
CFPB Orders U.S. Bank to Pay $48 Million Refund to Consumers Illegally Billed for Services Not Received
Approximately 420,000 Consumers Unfairly Charged for Identity Protection “Add-On” Products to Receive Full Refunds WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is ordering U.S. Bank to provide an estimated $48 million in relief to consumers harmed by illegal billing practices. U.S. Bank consumers were unfairly charged for certain identity protection and credit […]
The report shows big differences across financial institutions when it comes to overdraft coverage on debit card transactions and ATM withdrawals, drawing into question how banks sell this account feature.
Almost nine out of ten American households have at least one checking account, and many also maintain a savings account. Yet, despite the fact that they are commonplace, bank accounts can be complex and confusing.
The problem is that checking accounts often come with a wide variety of unexpected costs that can quickly add up for consumers.