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Feds target arbitration clauses in banks’ fine print

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Consumers could band together to sue their banks or credit card companies under a federal rule issued Monday that’s likely to face resistance from Congressional Republicans and the White House.

Mandatory arbitration clauses are found in the fine print of tens of millions of financial products, from credit cards to checking accounts.

Mandatory arbitration clauses are found in the fine print of tens of millions of financial products, from credit cards to checking accounts. Because consumers generally don’t carefully read the fine print on the agreements for their checking accounts and credit cards, they are often unaware they are subject to arbitration.

"Wells Fargo is using the forced arbitration clauses it tucked away in the fine print of contracts customers signed when they opened legitimate accounts to block them from suing over the.

Federal regulator moves to mostly ban arbitration clauses FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Consumer Financial protection bureau director richard cordray listens to a speaker during a.

Consumers could band together to sue their banks or credit card companies under a federal rule issued Monday that is likely to face resistance from congressional Republicans and the White House, AP reported. Mandatory arbitration clauses are found in the fine print of tens of millions of financial products, from credit cards to checking accounts.

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Since these clauses are often hidden in the fine print of contracts, the CFPB found that more than 75 percent of consumers surveyed did not know whether they were subject to forced arbitration in their financial service contracts and fewer than 7 percent of those covered by forced arbitration clauses realized that the clauses blocked their right to sue in court.

Mandatory arbitration clauses are found in the fine print of tens of millions of financial products, from credit cards to checking accounts. Because consumers generally don’t carefully read the fine print on the agreements for their checking accounts and credit cards, they are often unaware they are subject to arbitration.

 · Forced arbitration clauses, also called mandatory or predispute arbitration clauses, are usually buried in the fine print of lengthy contract agreements and limit your ability to take legal action against a company if you have a disagreement with it in the future.