The $5 monthly debit fee Bank of America implemented less than a month ago enraged more than one customer. 300,000 people, to be precise, were compelled to speak out against the seemingly unjust charge and recent college graduate Molly Katchpole, gave them a platform to do so.
The 22-year-old part-time nanny began an online petition protesting the fee. When a record number of people followed suit, Bank of America relented on Tuesday and discontinued the monthly fee.
According to the Huffington Post, the petition read, in part: “The American people bailed out Bank of America during a financial crisis the banks helped create. … How can you justify squeezing another $60 a year from your debit card customers? This is despicable.”