March 20, 2017
ETA has been busy this year in the state legislatures on behalf of our membership. Please follow this link to view a chart summarizing current state legislative issues. ETA will remain vigilant in opposition to expanded taxes on the payments industry.
March 17, 2017
Dear President Papen,
The Electronic Transactions Association and NACHA are writing to express our concerns with H.B. 347, The Installment Loan Fee Limits and Literacy Fund Act. Our concerns are centered on section 1 and section 5 contained in H.B. 347.
Please view ETA’s joint letter with NACHA by following this link.
March 10, 2017
I. Summary of Petitioners’ Arguments.
The Petitioners are asking the Commission to issue a rule requiring written consent for all calls made to wireless and residential lines subject to TCPA restrictions. In a further effort to expand their opportunity for TCPA litigation, the Petitioners are seeking a declaratory ruling to overturn the FCC’s allegedly “improper interpretation that ‘prior express consent’ includes implied consent...
March 9. 2017
Dear Chairmen Walden and Ranking Member Pallone:
This week, the full House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (FICALA). We write to express our support for H.R. 985, as it addresses many problems associated with overbroad and procedurally abusive class actions. In particular, several provisions of H.R. 985 will assist in providing partial relief for a particularly problematic area of class...
March 10, 2017 – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced late Thursday that it will consider extending for six months the effective date of its Prepaid Card Rule, a 1,689 page rule issued in October 2016.
“We appreciate the CFPB considering extending the effective date of the Prepaid Card Rule, but the underlying substance of the rule remains unchanged and will harm millions of underserved Americans,” said Scott Talbott, SVP of government...