We’re releasing a report about consumers’ experiences with overdraft programs. Many of the people we spoke with were surprised about overdraft fees. Take control of your checking account with our tips and guides.
CFPB Supervision Recovers $14 Million in First Half of 2017 for Over 100,000 Consumers Harmed by Illegal Practices
Bureau Supervision Requires Some Companies to Change Practices to Prevent Future Violations
CFPB Unveils Prototypes of "Know Before You Owe" Overdraft Disclosure Designed to Make Costs and Risks Easier to Understand
New CFPB Study Shows Opted-In Frequent Overdrafters Typically Pay Almost $450 More in Fees
Thank you for joining us. In our fast-moving modern economy, it is increasingly common for consumers to use debit cards the way they used to use cash. They also write checks and arrange for money to be taken out of their account. This makes it harder to keep track of their checking account balances from day to day, even if they are diligent about checking their balances online or by phone. Consumers living on the edge can find themselves racking up numerous overdraft charges.
In order to make overdraft disclosure more straightforward, we’ve created four possible designs for a new disclosure form.
Banks and credit unions can only charge you overdraft fees on one-time debit card transactions and ATM withdrawals if you “opt in.” Learn more about the opt in choice, and steps you can take to reduce or eliminate overdraft fees on your checking account.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Orders Santander Bank to Pay $10 Million Fine for Illegal Overdraft Practices
Bank Deceptively Marketed Its Overdraft Service to Consumers, Violated “Opt-in” Rule
For the first time in 2015, large banks began reporting separately certain categories of fees—including overdraft and non-sufficient fund fees. The new fee revenue information is helping us understand the magnitude and diversity of banks’ overdraft programs. Here are some tips to help you reduce or avoid overdraft and NSF fees.
An important part of the CFPB’s mandate from Congress is to make rules governing consumer finance markets more effective and to create new rules when warranted. Today, we’re posting a semiannual update of our rulemaking agenda as part of the federal government’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.
An important part of our mandate is to make rules more effective and create new rules when necessary. Today, we’re posting a semi-annual update of our rulemaking agenda as part of the federal government’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.