Biden aims to slash big banks’ overdraft fees, reducing financial burdens.

January 22, 2024
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A new proposal from the Biden administration could make sweeping changes to how much banks will be permitted to charge customers for overdraft fees. Banks charge an average of $26.61 for overdrafts, with some institutions charging more than $35. Overdraft fees accounted for $8 billion in revenue for the biggest banks in the US in 2023. The Biden administration claims that these fees tend to impact low-income families living paycheck to paycheck the most. The proposal has faced backlash from the banking industry, which relies on fees like overdrafts for revenue.

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