Why Bank of America's Latest Settlement Should Scare These Investors

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Bank of America is now in settlement talks with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over how aggressively the company promoted new credit card products to its customers. If a settlement is agreed upon, the bank may be required to pay more than $800 million to settle the allegations.

In this segment from Friday's Where the Money Is, Motley Fool financial analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer discuss the settlement. While $800 million is relatively small in comparison to other settlements the bank has had to face, it may say more about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau than it does about Bank of America. David tells investors about a certain type of lender that may be the next to fall under tough scrutiny from the agency, and whether or not investors should be worried.

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The article Why Bank of America's Latest Settlement Should Scare These Investors originally appeared on Fool.com.

David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of Bank of America. The Motley Fool recommends Bank of America. The Motley Fool owns shares of Bank of America. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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