Shamis & Gentile P.A.
Andrew Shamis
Licensed in Florida, New York & Texas
Office Location: 14 N.E. 1st Ave., Ste. 1205, Miami, FL 33132

Who’s Affected?

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Do you have a bank account in Puerto Rico? 

Several banks in Puerto Rico may be charging their customers fees without proper disclosure and/or charging multiple fees for the same transaction. These actions may be happening at the following banks:

  • Banco Popular
  • Banco Santander
  • Caribe Federal Credit Union
  • Citibank NA (Puerto Rico)
  • First Bancorp
  • FirstBank
  • Oriental Financial Group
  • Scotiabank of Puerto Rico

Some of the fees that the Puerto Rican banks may be charging may include the following:

  • ATM Withdrawal Fee
  • Dormant Account Fee
  • International Card Replacement Fee
  • Monthly Service Fee
  • Withdrawals at Branch Fee
  • Others

If you have a bank account in Puerto Rico at one the banks listed above, you may qualify to join this Puerto Rico bank fee class action lawsuit investigation.

See if you qualify by filling out the form on this page. 

(Note: If you are unsure if you’ve been charged these fees or that your bank failed to properly disclose the fees, we encourage you to fill out the form on this page and your information will be reviewed by experienced consumer protection attorneys.)

Do U.S. Banking Laws Apply in Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rican banks are considered part of the U.S. banking system, which means that those who have bank accounts in Puerto Rico are entitled to the same protections as those who have bank accounts in the United States. This includes U.S. banking laws regarding fees.

Undisclosed Banking Fees

It is not against the law for banks to charge fees for services or transactions, but the bank needs to disclose any fees to customers even if it’s something as small as a $3.00 ATM fee.

Under the Truth in Savings Act of 1991, banks are required to disclose any fees including monthly service fees, ATM fees, overdraft fees, and account-closing fees.

In addition, banks are required to disclose all fees on a schedule and make the schedule available to customers upon request.

If a bank in Puerto Rico is failing to follow these rules, it may be in violation of federal law.

Multiple Fees on a Single Transaction

If you are charged two or three times for a service fee or transaction fee, when you should have been charged only once, this may also be a violation of federal law.

While fees vary at different banks, this is what you may expect to pay in fees for a variety of services:

  • ATM Fee (Out-of-Network): $2
  • Dormant Account Fee: $16
  • International Card Replacement Fee: $10
  • Monthly Service Fee: $10
  • Withdrawals at Branch Fee: $2

While some of these fees may be small, they can add up, especially if you are charged the same fee two or three times.

Puerto Rico Banking Fees Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

If you have a bank account in Puerto Rico at one of the banks listed above, you may qualify to join this Puerto Rico banking fees class action lawsuit investigation. 

Learn more by filling out the form on this page for a free case evaluation by experienced consumer protection attorneys. 

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If you qualify, an attorney will contact you to discuss the details of your potential case at no charge to you.

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