Newsbytes Podcast: Breaking Down Silos in AML, BSA, Fraud and Cyber

In the latest episode of the ABA Newsbytes Podcast, taped before a live audience at the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, Evan Sparks interviews former law enforcement official and community bank BSA officer Ryan Rasske about trends in anti-money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and fraud issues -- particularly the growing confluence of these programs within banks.

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ABA Supports TCPA Safe Harbor for Technical Errors

In a joint comment letter with the Financial Services Roundtable and the Consumer Bankers Association yesterday, ABA supported a petition from ContextMedia, Inc. (doing business as Outcome Health) calling on the Federal Communications Commission to clarify that a caller is not subject to liability under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when an undetected technical error prevents a consumer’s opt-out request from being processed.

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ABA Supports TCPA Exemption for Mortgage Servicing Calls Made during Disasters

In a comment letter to the Federal Communications Commission today, the American Bankers Association supported a petition from the Federal Housing Finance Agency to clarify that phone calls made by mortgage servicers to borrowers during a disaster or other emergency fall under the “emergency purposes” exemption of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

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