ABA Opposes Overdraft Bill, Calls Credit Report Bill Flawed

The American Bankers Association is asking House Financial Service Committee members to oppose 2 costs that would reword federal guidelines on overdraft costs and making use of credit info in figuring out home loan eligibility. Both costs are arranged for markup by the committee today.

The Overdraft Protection Act (H.R. 4277) would limit the capability of banks and other banks to gather overdraft costs and mandate disclosure about their cost policies. In a letter sent out to committee members today, ABA stated the expense overthrows a structure developed in 2009 when the Federal Reserve changed Regulation E to need clients to decide in for overdraft security for one-time debit card (in-store, point-of-sale purchases) and ATM deals.

“If the Overdraft Protection Act is enacted, depository institutions would be prohibited from charging consumers more than one overdraft fee in a month and more than six overdraft fees in a year, regardless of a consumer’s choice to opt-in,” ABA stated.

The Expanding Access to Credit through Consumer-Permissioned Data Act (H.R. 8485) would need lending institutions to think about extra, alternative info not normally thought about when assessing a customer for a home loan, and not normally discovered in credit reports. While calling the expense well-intentioned, ABA stated the legal text was flawed, including brand-new requireds and problems to the home mortgage procedure. The association likewise stated the expense does not plainly specify what extra information sets must be thought about, which it includes more intricacy to the currently comprehensive disclosures supplied in the home mortgage procedure.


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