AFR Ed Fund joined our colleagues to send a letter opposing the National Credit Union Administration’s proposal to permit federal credit unions to leave negative account balances open for longer than the current limit of 45 days without any limits on overdrafts, overdraft fees, or NSF fees that can be assessed during this period. This proposal fails to consider the substantial risks it poses on credit union members who are facing economic challenges during the pandemic by exposing them to additional fees that only compound their financial distress.
Letter to Regulators: AFR Ed Fund and Demand Progress Ed Fund urge the Federal Reserve Board to enact strong consumer protections into their FedNow system
The development of a real-time, ubiquitous payment system is an especially complex, expensive undertaking. Because of the scale of the endeavor, and its potential to impact the American public as a whole, we firmly believe the Board is the appropriate entity to establish a universal 21st century payments system.
Joint Letter: Letter to Federal Reserve Emphasizing Need for Strong Consumer Protections in Real Time Payment Systems
Coalition letter urging the Federal Reserve to build in strong consumer protections into the design of its new real-time payment system
On September 9, 2019, 34 organizations sent a letter in support of the Overdraft Protection Act of 2019.
AFREF and our partners sent a letter to the CFPB urging it not to weaken the current protections in the overdraft rule.
Joint Letter: Consumer Groups Applaud CFPB Review of Overdraft Fees, Oppose Senate Move Against Forced Arbitration Rule
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s review of unfair and abusive overdraft practices is complemented by its recent efforts to limit the use of forced arbitration, said five consumer groups in a joint letter sent today to Director Richard Cordray. U.S. Senate leadership is pushing for a vote this week on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal a CFPB rule that restores consumers’ right to join together in court against banks and lenders.
A coalition of consumer advocates recently sent this letter to Sheila Bair about the FDIC and overdraft fees. Dear Ms. Bair: We, the undersigned civil rights, labor, consumer, housing, community, business, and sustainable and responsible investor groups, write to thank the FDIC for bringing attention
Washington, DC – As of yesterday, banks and credit unions can no longer automatically charge debit card or ATM overdraft fees averaging $34 a piece. But if their deceptive marketing efforts can convince you to check a box or “sign on the dotted line,” they
From AFR Coalition Member The Center for Responsible Lending A key federal regulator for years has let national banks engage in lending practices that the regulator itself admits harm consumers and lenders, according to two new reports from the Center for Responsible Lending. For the
The Center for Responsible Lending warned consumers this Black Friday to watch out for overdraft loans. Every day, consumers lose $65 in overdraft fees to banks. As CRL explains: At $24 billion per year in fees, unfair overdraft practices transfer funds from the accounts of