On-demand webinar addresses risks associated with overdraft/NSF fee litigation

A new on-demand webinar addresses the risks credit unions face regarding overdraft and NSF fee litigation. Credit unions frequently receive letters threatening a lawsuit alleging members were improperly assessed overdraft and/or NSF fees, according to CUNA Mutual Group.

Allegations may include:

  • improperly charged multiple NSF fees on the same transactions;
  • improperly assessed overdraft fees on debit card transactions posting to member accounts when funds were previously set aside when preauthorization holds were placed;
  • Reg E’s Model A9 opt-in form is ambiguous on how credit unions assess overdraft fees and therefore fails to comply with Reg E requirements; and
  • overdraft fees were improperly assessed using the “available” balance rather than the “actual” or ledger balance and that the credit union failed to accurately describe this in agreements/disclosures

The webinar, “Overdraft/NSF Fee Litigation,” which is part of CUNA Mutual Group’s Emerging Risks Outlook web series, addresses:

  • common allegations & risk mitigation strategies;
  • incorporating arbitration and class action waiver provisions in account agreements;
  • placing membership agreements and other disclosures on credit union websites; and
  • other related trending topics.

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