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ATM Operators Not Required to Disclose Third Party Fees

The United States District Court for the District of Maryland has confirmed that an ATM operator is not required to disclose the amount of fees charged by a third party, such as the cardholder's financial institution, for the transaction.  The plaintiff in Alston v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103026 (D. Md. Aug. 5, 2016) filed a putative class action against Wells Fargo and Capital One arising from charges for his withdrawal from his Capital One account at a Wells Fargo ATM.

Division of Banks Issues Warning About ATM 'Skimming'

The Massachusetts Division of Banks (the "Division") has issued a letter to Non-Bank ATM Registrants in the Commonwealth to warn them about a "concerning increase" in ATM skimming fraud.  The Division's March 16, 2016 letter is published on its website.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Eliminates Dual Notice Requirement Regarding ATM Fees

The Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") recently amended Regulation E, 12 CFR 1005.16 ("Reg. E"), to eliminate duplicative fee notice requirements on ATM machines.  As a result of the March 26, 2013 amendment, banks will no longer be liable for failing to post notice on the ATM machine of a user fee for non-customers of the bank, even though a more specific warning is provided on the screen before an ATM transaction can be completed.

EFTA Amendments to Deter Serial Plaintiffs

Banks and other financial institutions that maintain ATMs got good news from Congress to close out the year.  On December 11, 2012, the Senate passed H.R. 4367 by unanimous consent, following passage by the House of Representatives in July.  The bill now moves to the President's desk for his signature.  H.R. 4367, as passed, amends the Electronic Funds Transfer Act to remove the placard fee disclosure requirement for ATMs operated by a financial institution other than the institution at which a consumer has an account.

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