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FIA, Bank of America, MBNA Credit Card Settlement
By Kimberly Mirando
 

Bank of AmericaFIA Card Services and its predecessors Bank of America and MBNA America Bank have reached a class action lawsuit settlement that could affect thousands of credit card holders in the United States. If you had an MBNA, FIA Card Services or Bank of America credit card account between 2002 and 2010, and your interest rate was increased as a result of a default or delinquency, you may be eligible for a payment from the class action settlement.

 

The FIA credit card settlement will resolve two class action lawsuits, entitled Frederick v. FIA Card Services, N.A. and Augustine v. FIA Card Services, N.A., that allege FIA, MBNA and Bank of America improperly increased the interest rate on delinquent or defaulted FIA, MBNA and Bank of America credit cards by calculating the rate increase starting at the beginning of the billing cycle in which the default or delinquency occurred.

 

You’re considered a class member of the FIA, MBNA and Bank of America credit card settlement if you had a credit card account with FIA Card Services or one of its predecessors, Bank of America or MBNA, between July 27, 2002 and October 18, 2010 and were assessed and paid a higher rate of interest on your credit card account because you defaulted or were delinquent, and the higher interest rate was calculated as of the beginning of the billing cycle in which the default or delinquency occurred.

 

As a member of the FIA Card Services class action settlement, you may be able to claim a refund of the interest fees you paid as part of the $10 million class action settlement. Whether or not you need to submit a claim form to do this depends on the following:

 

If you are a current customer of FIA with a credit card account that is open and available for new transactions, you do not need to submit a claim form. Unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will automatically receive a credit to your FIA credit card account or, at FIA’s discretion, a payment by check. The deadline to exclude yourself is May 2, 2011.

 

If you are a current customer of FIA with an open credit card account, but your credit card account is not available for new transactions, or if you are a former FIA customer, you are required to submit a claim form to receive a payment as part of the settlement. The deadline to submit your claim form is May 2, 2011.

 

You can find downloadable claim forms and more information on your rights in the FIA Card Services, Bank of America and MBNA Credit Card Class Action Lawsuit Settlement on the Settlement Administrator’s website at www.FrederickAdministrator.com. For a detailed breakdown on how to file a valid claim form and ensure you get your settlement money, see our Open Lawsuit Settlements section.

 

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Updated February 14th, 2010

 

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12 Comments

  • Anonymous February 15, 2011

    FIA, Bank of America, MBNA Credit Card Settlement
    :-please send information

  • Anonymous March 12, 2011

    FIA, Bank of America, MBNA Credit Card Settlement
    I had my mbna. Closed acct. I want register for the class action settlement

  • Anonymous April 20, 2011

    FIA, Bank of America, MBNA Credit Card Settlement
    >ii,:o bank of america raised my interst rate for no reasoni had my mbna closed acct. iwantto register for the class action settlement.

  • Anonymous June 15, 2011

    FIA, Bank of America, MBNA Credit Card Settlement
    Greetings,
    My husband just received two letters stating his accounts were closed. One we were planning to close since it was going to have an annual fee added to it. I wonder if this settlement has anything to do with the accounts being closed. From what I read he qualifies for the settlement but he no longer has an active account and never did submit a claim form. Would appreciate advice on what steps we need to take. Thank you for your time.

  • Anonymous September 12, 2011

    Okay per http://www.frederickadministrator.com the court gave the final settlement on 8/29 but what’s next? When will there be restitution and how will it be initiated? How can I be sure that my name is included in the settlement? I submitted a claim on 1/28/11 but I never received any confirmation that it was received. I feel uncertain that it was included. Where can I get further information and how how long will it take to actually see some $$$$$

  • Anonymous September 26, 2011

    It’s good that defaults are falling but people are still racking up credit card debt, I have my mortgage with Bank of America, so I hope they don’t default.

  • Anonymous November 9, 2011

    Bof A did the same thing to me. They closed my account in August because I called about my interest rate and intstead of helping me she said were closing it. Now the deadline has passed to submit a form and I do not have an active account. Something smells wrong here! What do I do??

  • Anonymous February 14, 2012

    I submmited a Claim on 03/17/11.Please send my the confirmación about it.Please let’s me know something about it.Tks.

  • Anonymous April 9, 2012

    My account is still open and we have paid off balance because not only were are interest rates increased, our available balance was dropped below what our current balance was. We have not seen any credit.

  • Harland Dodson January 15, 2013

    I recieved 2 checks from this settlement that totaled $6.35 This seems like a joke to me as at the time my rate went up I had over $14,000 as my balance. My rate went up over 6% overnight.

  • Shannon Craig January 21, 2013

    My bank account has been frozen by MBNA/FIA as a result of disputing the interest charged. I filed when instructed to at this site but never received any additional information. A judge has ordered our accounts frozen and we don’t know of any recourse. I am confident that we were affected by this fraudulent activity as we paid $400 per month and only reduced our balance by $65. Can anyone help with immediate advice and instruction?

  • Steve Faeth February 14, 2013

    Trying to sell my house for the last year I just found out that FIA. put there name on my title . Please help me on this..

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