Treasury’s Federal Benefit Payments Clearing House Plan Open for Comment

Treasury is seeking comment on a revised proposal that would allow federal benefit payments to be made through the Automated Clearing House directly to prepaid debit card accounts.

Fed to Host Free Webcast on Risk-based Pricing Notices

The Federal Reserve System will conduct a webcast on risk-based pricing notices on February 16. This webinar is part of an ongoing series focused specifically on consumer compliance issues.

Congress Takes Step Back on Interchange Bill

Faced with significant pushback from credit unions and consumer advocates, Congress appears ready to re-evaluate regulations on interchange policies that would cost our members and all consumers higher fees on debit card transactions.

Fed Issues Clarifications to Reg Z Provisions that Apply to Open-end Credit Plans, Including Credit Cards

The Federal Reserve Board approved a rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to clarify aspects of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit Card Act).

Federal Legislative Update: Larsen to co-sponsor House Interchange Legislation

Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 1081, the Consumers Payment System Protection Act, which would delay implementation of the proposed interchange rule for one year while the impact is studied.

2011 MoneySmart Week Set

Jump$tart Washington is organizing the first Washington Money Smart Week Campaign, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. It begins April 25.