Big US banks charged a total of $11.7 billion in overdraft fees in 2019
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Big banks in the US (defined in this case as those with more than $1 billion in assets) charged customers a total of $11.68 billion in overdraft fees last year, according to data from the Center for Responsible Lending cited by The New York Times.
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Vulnerable customers were hit the hardest: Just 9% of account holders paid for a whopping 84% of those overdraft fees, and those customers tended to have low balances already, averaging less than $350. The Center for Responsible Lending opined that banks should stop overdraft fees for the duration of the pandemic.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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