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Last Friday, JPMorgan Chase reported that its net profit leapt 48 percent to $17.4 billion in 2010. On Tuesday, Citigroup Inc. said that it notched a $10.6 billion profit for the year, compared with a $1.6 billion loss in 2009. Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo will report earnings on Wednesday, followed by Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Corp. later in the week. … [Read more...] about Customers Close Accounts to Protest Wall Street, Abusive Lending Practices
During the 2013 holiday season, Neiman Marcus, like many other retailers, discovered that its payment card systems had been compromised and customers’ credit and debit card information was potentially stolen. The rush to the courthouse began, and multiple class action lawsuits were filed and later consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois under the caption Remijas v. The Neiman Marcus Group, LLC, Case No. 14-cv-1735. Alleged damages included, among others, unauthorized charges on credit and debit cards, the risk of future fraudulent charges and greater susceptibility to identity theft. … [Read more...] about Seventh Circuit Holds That Risk of Future Fraudulent Charge on Credit Card Sufficient to Withstand Motion to Dismiss
The CFPB should "stop banks from tricking people into incurring overdraft fees," says Americans for Financial Security and U.S. PIRG. While Federal Reserve rules require banks to get customer permission before enrolling them in an overdraft plan, the rules do not limit the excessive cost or frequency of fees banks can charge for overdraft protection programs. The bureau should also end banks' manipulation of the order in which checks are processed to increase overdraft fees, the groups say. … [Read more...] about “Dear CFPB” wish lists urge action on mortgages, payday loans, prepaid cards
After introducing his bill to delay the debit fee cap, Tester was immediately showered with nearly $60,000 in contributions from credit card companies and their allies, according to The Hill. Some of the campaign contributions came from employees of TCF Financial Corp., a bank that sued the Federal Reserve to try and block the plan; executives with Wells Fargo & Co.; and from PACs for Bank of America and Discover Financial Services. … [Read more...] about Credit Union Study of Swipe Costs Adds Confusion to Debit Fee Battle