Tag Archives: Telephone Consumer Protection Act

ABA Issues Policy Recommendations on Fintech

As the Treasury prepares to issue its report on nonbank fintech issues, ABA today released a white paper featuring several fintech policy recommendations that would facilitate innovation both inside and outside of the regulated banking system and promote partnerships between banks and nonbanks.

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ABA, Chamber, Other Trades Ask FCC for New TCPA Rules

The American Bankers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and several other members of industry today asked the Federal Communications Commission for new rules that would ensure that customers can receive important communications from banks and other businesses. 

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Trade Associations: FCC Must ‘Seize Opportunity’ to Provide Clarity on TCPA

A federal judge’s recent action to vacate portions of the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 order on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act has provided a new opportunity for the FCC to clarify certain definitions and take steps to ensure that consumers can continue to receive important communications from banks and other businesses, ABA and seven other financial trade groups said in a joint letter to Senate leaders.

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FCC Signals Move toward Reassigned Number Database

The Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday that it would vote at its March 22 meeting on a proposal to establish a database of phone numbers that have been relinquished by one individual and reassigned to another individual.

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ABA Supports Creation of ‘Challenge Mechanism’ for Erroneously Blocked Calls

In a comment letter today, ABA urged the Federal Communications Commission to create a “challenge mechanism” that banks and other businesses can use in the event their legitimate business phone calls to customers are erroneously blocked by a voice service provider. The mechanism would allow banks to report the blocking and regain prompt access to the number. 

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Don’t Call Me, Maybe

Courts appear willing to restrict a consumer’s ability to revoke consent to contact—have not issued adequate rulings to create meaningful precedent.

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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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