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Banks suspended overdraft fees for the pandemic. Now, 1 is doing so permanently.

Jun 3, 2021
Ally Bank says the charges made up less than 1% of revenue and disproportionately affected Black, Latinx and low-income customers.
The banking industry generated $12 billion from overdraft fees last year, but for many banks, the charges make little impact on financial results.
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Big banks pledge overdraft relief so customers reap full benefits of COVID-19 checks

Apr 16, 2020
Big banks say they’ll give customers a temporary break on negative balances.
Stimulus checks are fair game for private debt collectors. But big banks are offering relief for negative balances.
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CFPB is taking a fresh look at bank overdraft fee rule

Jul 2, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reviewing a 2009 rule that regulates how banks charge customers who overdraw their checking accounts.
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Overdraft charges and fees aren't as profitable as they used to be

Sep 10, 2014
The banking industry is taking in fewer profits from fees, but that doesn't mean they're going anywhere.

Bank fees and the $38 latte: Back with a vengeance

Jun 11, 2013
Opting into your bank’s overdraft protection could leave you paying higher fees and make your account more likely to be shut down, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Despite reforms, bank fees keep rising

Sep 24, 2012
Banks are spreading the pain of fees to a wider swath of clients, according to a Bankrate study. Free checking is a dwindling option.

Money Matters: Bank customers v. overdraft fees

Jun 12, 2012
A new study that finds Americans still paid $30 billion in overdraft fees last year despite efforts to curb them. Here are the facts you need to know.
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Overdraft America

May 3, 2012
Bank overdraft rules are poorly understood, especially by two groups: the young and low-income consumers.