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Check out this list of banks that have stopped charging NSF fees and those that haven’t

U.S. Bank IMG_8516Recently, some large banks have announced that they’re eliminating non-sufficient fund or NSF fees on their checking accounts.

It’s a positive development, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a statement.

The agency estimates these changes mean that consumers will pay about 50 percent less in these fees each year, an annual savings of about $1 billion.

However, many banks are continuing to charge these fees, which occur when the bank declines to pay or return the item unpaid when there aren’t enough funds in the bank account. NSF fees average $34 each. On top of the charge from the bank, consumers may also get hit with a charge from the merchant.

In addition, bank NSF fees are a problem for low-income customers. When there’s no extra money to use as a financial cushion, the chance that a math error or late-cashed check will send a consumer’s balance below zero – if only briefly – increases. The result is often spiraling fees.

The CFPB chart below shows the 25 banks reporting the most overdraft/NSF revenue in 2021. Based on publicly available information, the left side of the chart lists the banks that don’t charge NSF fees or have publicly announced their elimination. The right side lists the banks that haven’t publicly announced elimination of NSF fees.

Banks that don’t charge NSF fees, or have announced eliminating them* 

Banks that haven’t announced eliminating NSF fees, as of April 1, 2022** 

Bank of America


Capital One

Bank of the West



Fifth Third

First Horizon

First Citizens

First National Bank Texas/First Convenience Bank

Green Dot


JPMorgan Chase







TD Bank



U.S. Bank


Wells Fargo


* Dates for discontinuing the fees vary; check with banks for details on timing.

** Some banks may be enacting changes that haven’t been publicly announced.

The chart is a snapshot of the CFPB’s review of press releases, publicly available account disclosures, and news reports. The agency said it will continue to review bank practices and update the chart.

The banks listed in the table earned more than 80 percent of the $8.8 billion in overdraft/NSF fees reported by banks with assets over $1 billion in 2021.

You can use the CFPB’s table to see how your bank compares to others.


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