Bank of America Cancels Debit Card Fees Following Customer Revolt

The bank, the nation’s second-largest, said it was abandoning its plan to charge customers a $5 fee to use their debit cards for purchases.

Only a month earlier, the bank had announced the new charge, immediately setting off a huge uproar from consumers.

Bank of America, the second-biggest US lender by deposits, abandoned plans to charge $5 a month for debit cards after a nationwide backlash from consumers and lawmakers.