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BANCORP BANK PENALIZED FOR OVERCHARGES ON PREPAID CARDS

On March 7, 2018 the FDIC ordered the Bancorp Bank to pay a penalty and to reimburse consumers for overcharges on prepaid cards. The Order requires Bancorp Bank to pay a $2 million civil money penalty and to make approximately $1.3 million in restitution payments to about 243,000 consumers harmed by unfair and deceptive acts and practices involving the assessing of transaction fees greater than those disclosed by the bank. The FDIC also found that […]

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PREPAID ACCOUNTS JUST GOT KICKED UP TO THE CONSUMER PROTECTION SUITE

On October 3, 2016 the CFPB issued its final rule for general purpose prepaid accounts which will generally go into effect on October 1, 2017.   This culminated a 4+ year wait since the CFPB announced its initial intention to regulate prepaid accounts and 2 years from its proposal.  The CFPB’s initial 870 page ANPR has morphed into a 1,689-page final rule so it’s easy to determine that numerous products and requirements were added on that […]

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