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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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In his opening remarks at the 2022 American Bankers Association Washington Summit, ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols laid out the association’s advocacy priorities and pushed back against some misconceptions about the banking industry that have made their way into policy conversations in recent days.

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