The American Bankers Association and eight other industry trade groups urged the Federal Communications Commission to require telephone companies that block calls to transition to using Session Initiation Protocol Codes 607 and 608 to provide immediate notification to the bank or other caller when it blocks the call.
In a significant win for bank customers, the Supreme Court today confirmed that customers can receive important communications from their banks and other companies with whom they do business.
In a comment letter this week, the American Bankers Association urged the Federal Communications Commission not to impose additional restrictions on the ability of banks and other businesses to contact their customers with account-related information.
October brings a new Supreme Court term, but October 2020 has not brought only a new term but also a new justice, the third new justice to join the high court in less than four years.
The American Bankers Association joined a coalition of trade associations today in filing a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to interpret the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to ensure that customers can receive important communications from their banks and other companies with whom they do business.
The Federal Communications Commission voted last week to approve an order that would provide a safe harbor for telephone companies that block calls based on “reasonable analytics designed to identify unwanted calls,” as long as the analytics incorporates call authentication information.
In a widely anticipated decision, the Supreme Court held today in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s exemption for government debt-related calls is unconstitutional.
ABA and six other financial trade groups wrote to the Federal Communications Commission yesterday highlighting broad support for an ABA-led petition seeking an expedited declaratory ruling or waiver from the FCC to confirm that financial institutions’ COVID-19-related calls are exempt from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s requirements.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday wrote to the Federal Communications Commission in support of a petition filed by ABA and six other financial trade groups seeking an expedited ruling from the FCC on the exempt status of banks’ COVID-19 related calls.
As banks seek to contact customers with COVID-19-related information, ABA and the National Consumer Law Center on Thursday urged the Federal Communications Commission to act immediately on a petition filed by ABA and six financial trade groups seeking an expedited ruling on the exempt status of these calls.