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On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled, “Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls.” Attached is a letter that several trade associations signed and sent in advance of the hearing. AFSA prepared questions for members of the subcommittee to ask. One of the questions – asking witnesses how calls from legitimate businesses could still get through to consumers – was asked by a several members of Congress. Several members made the critical distinction between legitimate business calls and fraudulent robocalls.

Some members, however, did not – especially as it relates to debt collection calls. Additionally, there are several active bills relating to robocalls, one of which is a bipartisan bill with both the chair and ranking member of the subcommittee entitled the Stop Bad Robocalls Act (HR 946). AFSA is working to set up a meeting with the ranking member to discuss the bill. We’re also working on meetings with other members of the committee to emphasize the importance of making sure consumers can get the calls they need.

Finally, there will be an FCC oversight hearing with all of the commissioners the week of May 13. AFSA will be submitting questions related to TCPA.

TCPA Hearing Focuses on Illegal Robocalls
May 02, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing entitled, “Legislating to Stop the Onslaught of Annoying Robocalls.” Attached is a letter that several trade associationsRead the rest

Ferry Announces Retirement from AFSA
May 02, 2019

Jack Ferry, Vice President of Communications for AFSA since 2015, announced to the staff this week that he will be retiring effective May 31, 2019.

Ferry has been involved with AFSA as a member starting in the 1990s when he worked for ChryslerRead the rest

Subcommittees Hold Key Hearings on Small-Dollar, Auto Lending
May 01, 2019

Two House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) subcommittees held hearings of interest this week for AFSA members.

On Tuesday, the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions Subcommittee conducted a hearing, “Ending the Debt… Read the rest

Cash Mandates Subject of SGA’s latest Whitepaper
May 01, 2019

AFSA's State Government Affairs white paper for May focuses on state and local cash mandates. The rise of consumer use of payment cards and applications instead of cash has inspired many businesses to go completely cashless. In response,… Read the rest

AFSA Submits CFPB RFI Letter on Credit Card Market
Apr 30, 2019

AFSA this week responded to a request for information (RFI) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding the credit card market. The bureau is seeking information as part of its mandate to “conduct a review…of… Read the rest

New York Creates Mini-CFPB
Apr 29, 2019

The Acting Superintendent of the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) this week announced the department is creating a new Consumer Protection and Financial Enforcement Division. The new division combines the previously Read the rest

Riley Key, financial services attorney, tackles legal pitfalls in latest AFSA Today podcast
Apr 26, 2019

Riley Key, Attorney with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings: Riley focuses on counseling clients in the financial services world. He discusses those issues, social media, and more in this episode. Riley recently spoke at AFSA's Law and Compliance… Read the rest

AFSA Webinar Series: PCI Compliance & Your Call Center
Apr 25, 2019

Join AFSA on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET for the next installment of our popular webinar series with PCI Compliance & Your Call Centerpresented by PayNearMe.

Webinar panelists will discuss the most common ways to accept payments… Read the rest

Five key factors shaping the future of marketing, customer outreach
Apr 25, 2019

Five key factors will determine navigating successful marketing initiatives in today’s modern, mobile marketplace, according to one industry expert.

Tracy Arrington, a Senior Vice President of Marketing & Media at Brain… Read the rest

Registration for THE EDGE Closes April 30
Apr 24, 2019

Each year since the mid-1980s, the AFSA Education Foundation offers two important enrichment programs for employees of member companies. The first program is THE EDGE, an acronym for Education, Development, Growth, and Enrichment. Designed… Read the rest

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