CUNA is urging credit union stakeholders to submit comments to the Federal Communications Commission supporting its Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) petition. CUNA filed its petition last month, and the FCC opened it for comment a week later, with comments due Nov. 6.
“Credit unions have been expressing serious concerns to us over the past few years about ambiguities in how to comply with this severely outdated statute and the FCC's interpretations of it,” said CUNA Chief Political Officer Richard Gose. “This has resulted in credit unions being forced to curtail consumer friendly communications and leaves credit unions vulnerable to liability traps, which can put the resources of their membership in jeopardy.”
Stakeholders can use Voter Voice at CUNA’s Grassroots Action Center to submit comments on the petition. The website features a background of the TCPA, and an overview of the concerns that led CUNA to file its petition.
The petition outlines two ways the FCC can provide credit unions with regulatory relief.
The petition requests an exemption from the TCPA’s prior express consent requirement for: