The Division of Banks of the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has issued a supervisory alert to warn financial institutions of the potential legal and regulatory risks arising from NSF fees charged on the representment of unpaid transactions.

The alert addresses the common scenario in which a financial institution charges an NSF

Despite having been a target for over a decade, bank overdraft practices still remain a focus of regulators and plaintiffs’ class action attorneys.  We discuss federal and state legislative, regulatory, and enforcement developments; theories currently used by plaintiffs’ attorneys to challenge overdraft practices, including retry payment claims; litigation involving alleged Regulation E violations; and the

Mr. Hunt shares his perspective on a range of issues, including how Rohit Chopra, CFPB Director-nominee, is likely to approach his new role, the CFPB’s likely approach to innovation and overdraft rulemaking under Mr. Chopra’s leadership, how banks are engaging with data aggregators, the OCC’s role and expectations for a new Comptroller, the status of

An article recently published by the Brookings Institution as an op-ed entitled “A few small banks have become overdraft giants” serves as a warning that bank overdraft practices are likely to face increased attention from the “new CFPB.”

Authored by Aaron Klein, a Brookings Senior Fellow, the article reports that overdraft revenues accounted for more

The CFPB has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it plans to seek OMB approval to conduct online testing of ATM/overdraft disclosures with 8,000 individuals.  Comments are due on or before January 16, 2018.

According to the notice, the testing “will explore consumer comprehension and decision-making in response to overdraft disclosure forms. 

This past January, the CFPB filed a lawsuit against TCF National Bank in Minnesota federal district court that alleged that the bank, in connection with offering overdraft services, violated the Consumer Financial Protection Act’s UDAAP prohibition and Regulation E (which implements the Electronic Funds Transfer Act).  Earlier this month, the district court granted in part

Earlier this month, the CFPB issued another report on checking account overdraft services, “Data Point: Frequent Overdrafts,” and four one-page prototype model forms to replace the current Regulation E model form for banks to use to disclose overdraft fees and obtain a consumer’s consent to the bank’s overdraft service for ATM and one-time debit

The CFPB has issued another report on checking account overdraft services, “Data Point: Frequent Overdrafts.”  The new report represents the CFPB’s third report dealing with overdraft services.  It previously issued a white paper in June 2013 and another “Data Point” report in July 2014.

In addition to the new report, the CFPB released