Associated Banc-Corp. Abusive Overdraft Fees Class Action Lawsuit
Consumers have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against Associated Banc-Corp. for the alleged unfair and illegal assessment and collection of excessive overdraft fees.
Associated Banc-Corp.'s Alleged Fraud
The complaint charges that Associated Banc-Corp. does not record charges and purchases on ATM or debit cards in the order they actually occurred. Instead, Associated Banc-Corp. reorders the charges and purchases so that the largest charge or purchase is the first one paid by the bank. This manipulative practice is intentionally designed, the complaints allege, to maximize overdraft fee revenue.
Associated Banc-Corp.'s overdraft fee collection practices have impacted millions of Americans. In many instances, the overdraft fees cost customers hundreds of dollars in a matter of days, or even hours, when they may be overdrawn by only a few dollars. A series of small transactions over a weekend can result in hundreds of dollars in bank charges.
On July 26, 2012, the Court granted preliminary approval to a settlement of $13 million. Complete information on the Associated Bank overdraft settlement can be obtained on the official settlement website, www.ABOverdraftsettlement.com, or by calling 1-888-288-2393.