CFPB learns about JMFA overdraft program


When the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) solicited input in 2012 on the impact of overdraft protection programs on consumers, JMFA partnered with Washington D.C.-based Morrison & Foerster, LLP to provide information gathered from community bank and credit union clients across the nation. In a follow-up to the data previously provided, JMFA met with the CFPB to discuss how fully-transparent, disclosed overdraft programs provide a valuable resource for consumers when they experience financial difficulties.

The CFPB members appreciated the opportunity to learn more about how JMFA OVERDRAFT PRIVILEGE® works, and the experiences smaller institutionsthose not part of their own surveyhave with a transparent, fully-disclosed overdraft solution. They were receptive to JMFA’s account holder education materials, as well as ways the program helps financial institutions avoid risks. JMFA received no objection or criticism regarding any part of the program.

In response to recent government rule changeswhich has left many overdraft programs outdated and obsoleteJMFA has an all new JMFA OVERDRAFT PRIVILEGE® program for financial institutions to stay compliant and recapture lost revenue. 

As the CFPB and other regulators continue to develop overdraft strategies and guidance for small- and medium-sized financial institutions, JMFA will continue to communicate with them regarding fully compliant, non-discriminatory overdraft solutions.  JMFA is a preferred provider for the Credit Union Association of New Mexico and the industry leader for fully disclosed overdraft programs.  For more than 25 years, JMFA remains committed to providing the best solution for credit unions and the members they serve.

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