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Article posted Sep 30 2011, 3:14 AM Category: Economy Source: Forbes Print

BofA's New $5 Debit Card Fee? Blame Dodd-Frank

Halah Touryalai, Forbes Staff

The inevitable happened today. Bank of America said it will start charging customers a $5 monthly fee on debit card purchases.

Where’s this coming from? Well, anyone paying attention to the Durbin Amendment (which came out of the Dodd-Frank Act) as it was moving through Congress would have seen this fee coming. The Durbin Amendment essentially limits the amount of money banks collect from merchants, like Target for instance, each time you use your debit card there.

Back in June I said that that while placing a cap on those debit card fees might be great news for retailers it would be bad news for customers. Why? Because now that the Durbin Amendment goes into effect October 1 banks will have less money coming into their pockets from the retailers. Where do you think they are going to make up for that lost revenue? You got it–me and you.

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Posted: Oct 02 2011, 11:17 AM

17425 That's why dumped them A-holes like a turd, and if us bank pulls some shit like that I will be done with them as well and then off to the credit union I go.

Posted: May 11 2014, 8:59 PM

12560 Citigroup Inc. is one of the biggest multinational financial services corporation that holds over 200 million customers. When economic downturn occurs, this company is making serious push for charge card customers and promotes through mail in a large way. Source:

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