Bank of America to refund $738m to customers

April 10, 2014 - 1:00:14 pm

NEW YORK: Bank of America has agreed to pay $783 million in fines and refunds to settle accusations it misled customers about its credit card services.

The bank will refund $738 Million to affected customers and pay $45 million in penalties to US regulators.

The payout relates to the bank's sales and marketing of its payment and identity theft protection add-on services from 2010 to 2012.

The bank’s credit card services affected nearly three million customers, regulators said.

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a statement that the bank "unfairly billing consumers" for the identity theft protection product, and

"using deceptive marketing and sales practices" for the credit protection add-ons. (QNA)