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EU to Propose Law on Comparison of Bank Account Fees

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April 19 (Bloomberg) -- The European Commission said it will next month propose a law to make it easier for consumers to compare fees charged for bank accounts by lenders and other payment service providers in the European Union.

The draft law will also seek to simplify the process for switching accounts as well as ensuring all EU consumers have access to a payment account “which allows them to perform essential operations,” the commission said in a statement on its website.

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