The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act, which took effect on February 22, 2010, was designed to prevent some of the most vulnerable credit card customers from paying excessive fees and interest rates, according to the news source.
Elizabeth Warren, a special adviser for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said that the changes have been successful for the most part.
"Much of the industry has gone farther than the law requires in curbing re-pricing and over-limit fees," she said. "Leaders in the industry deserve credit for moving in the right direction."
However, some card issuers have warned that the new protections offered to vulnerable clients could actually lead to higher charges and interest rates for good customers, according to the news source.
According to Bloomberg, total credit card late fees dropped to $427 million in November 2010, which was down significantly from the $901 million in January 2010.