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A pilot program by the U.S. Postal Service to offer check cashing services is inconsistent with congressional intent and inappropriately stretches the definition of “postal services,” ABA said in a letter to the Postal Regulatory Commission today.

Compliance and Risk

As part of its ongoing efforts to address so-called “junk fees,” the CFPB today issued an advisory opinion stating that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors from charging “pay-to-pay” or convenience fees—which include fees imposed for making a payment online or by phone—unless those fees are expressly authorized by the agreement creating the debt or the amount of the fee is affirmatively permitted by law.


While underscoring their full support for consumer data privacy and security, they noted that their members have been subject to “extensive federal privacy and data protection laws” for several decades, and pointed out several provisions of the legislation should be reconsidered.

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