Federal Reserve Proposes Rule Under Regulation E to Create New Consumer Protections for Remittance Transfers

May 19, 2011

The Federal Reserve Board on May 12, 2011 requested public comment on a proposed rule that would create new protections for consumers who send remittance transfers to recipients located in a foreign country. The proposed rule would require that remittance transfer providers make certain disclosures to senders of remittance transfers, including information about fees and the exchange rate, as applicable, and the amount of currency to be received by the recipient. In addition, the proposed rule would provide error resolution and cancellation rights for senders of remittance transfers.