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Compliance and Risk

Ahead of a markup scheduled to begin tomorrow in the House Financial Services Committee, ABA sent a memo to lawmakers expressing opposition for H.R. 4277, the Overdraft Protection Act. Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the bill would amend the Truth in Lending Act to make changes to existing overdraft rules.

Compliance and Risk

In a statement submitted for the record ahead of a Senate Banking subcommittee hearing on overdraft Wednesday, the American Bankers Association emphasized the important role that overdraft protection plays as a source of liquidity for American consumers and urged lawmakers to reject any legislation that would restrict these offerings.

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Shortly before CFPB Director Rohit Chopra began the first of two days of oversight hearings on Capitol Hill, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols challenged Chopra’s controversial practices and “power grab” in a hard-hitting American Banker op-ed.

Compliance and Risk

The American Bankers Association and all 51 state bankers associations directly challenged the CFPB on a recent request for information regarding fees associated with financial products and services offered by banks and non-bank financial institutions, including overdraft fees, insufficient funds fees, credit card fees, remittance fees, prepaid account fees and mortgage fees, among others.

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Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu today reiterated the controversial warning he first issued to banks earlier this month at ABA’s Washington Summit: “you don’t want to be the last bank with a traditional overdraft program.”

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