Banks are expected to collect a total of about $35.2 billion in overdraft fees this year, down 5.1% from 2009 and the lowest amount since 2007, according to Moebs Services.

Still, the median overdraft cost is likely to increase 3.8%, to $27 in 2010, according to the research firm. The median cost also rose 4%, to $26 in 2009.

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