Stand up to Chuck: Demand that Charles Schwab Corporation Stop Denying Its Customers' Rights
Call on the Charles Schwab to Drop the Forced Arbitration Clause and Class-Action Ban from Its Terms
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. — a well-known investment advisor holding more than $2 trillion in assets for millions of investors — is trying to eviscerate its customers’ rights.
In the fine print of Schwab’s terms of service, there’s a forced arbitration clause and a ban on consumers joining together in class actions.
Sign the petition to tell Charles Schwab that nobody should have to sacrifice their rights in order to save for retirement.
Petition to Charles Schwab Corporation:
We, the undersigned, call on Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. to remove from its terms for investors the forced arbitration clause and the ban on joining together in class actions. Schwab should honor its customers’ rights and end its shameful fight against the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
The forced arbitration clause means that if you ever have a dispute with the company, you can’t go to a public court. You’ll have to go to a private, secretive tribunal chosen for you by Charles Schwab.
Class-action bans prevent you from banding together with other customers to hold these firms accountable for deceptive, fraudulent and illegal practices. So if Schwab misled investors and caused them to lose their hard-earned savings, only those few with the time and resources to seek justice individually – in costly and secret arbitration that is stacked against them – stand a chance to recover their losses. Meanwhile, Schwab can escape real accountability for potential bad actions.
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The best way to deal with businesses like yours is to not do business with you. Clearly you are not operating in the best interests of your customers. Keeping that in mind, I will no longer be doing any More....business with Charles Schwab or any of your subsidiaries.
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