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221.0303 Customer bank communications terminals.


(1) In this section, "customer bank communications terminal" means a terminal or other facility or installation, attended or unattended, that is not located at the principal place of business or at a branch or remote facility of a bank and through which customers and banks may engage, by means of either the direct transmission of electronic impulses to and from a bank or the recording of electronic impulses or other indicia of a transaction for delayed transmission to a bank, in transactions which are incidental to the conduct of the business of banking and which are otherwise permitted by law. "Customer bank communications terminal" also includes all equipment, regardless of location, which is interconnected with a customer bank communications terminal and which is necessary to transmit, route and process electronic impulses in order to enable the customer bank communications terminal to perform any function for which it is designed.


(2) Operation and acquisition of customer bank communications terminals. A bank may, directly or indirectly, acquire, place, and operate, or participate in the acquisition, placement, and operation of, at locations other than its main or branch offices, customer bank communications terminals, in accordance with rules established by the division. The rules of the division shall provide that any such customer bank communications terminal shall be available for use, on a nondiscriminatory basis, by any state or national bank and by all customers designated by a bank using the terminal. This subsection does not authorize a bank which has its principal place of business outside this state to conduct banking business in this state. The customer bank communications terminals also shall be available for use, on a nondiscriminatory basis, by any credit union, savings and loan association, or savings bank, if the credit union, savings and loan association, or savings bank requests to share its use, subject to rules jointly established by the division of banking and the office of credit unions. The division by order may authorize the installation and operation of a customer bank communications terminal in a mobile facility, after notice and hearing upon the proposed service stops of the mobile facility.


(3) Terminals owned or operated by retailers. If a person who is primarily engaged in the retail sale of goods or services owns or operates a customer bank communications terminal on the person's premises and allows access to the terminal by any financial institution, group of financial institutions, or their customers for any purpose or function, then all of the following apply:


(a) The division may not require the person to accept any connection to or use of the customer bank communications terminal on its premises for any other purpose or function, or to accept any connection to the terminal on its premises by any other financial institution.


(b) This chapter, and the rules promulgated by the division, do not apply to the person, except for laws or rules directly related to the particular function performed by the terminal on such person's premises for a financial institution.


(4) Use of transmitted information. Information transmitted from a customer bank communications terminal, either identified as to particular transactions or aggregate information, may be used only for purposes of effecting the financial transactions for which the information was received, for any other purpose lawfully authorized by contract or for any other purpose permitted by statute or rules pertaining to the dissemination and disclosure of such information.

221.0303 - ANNOT.

History: 1995 a. 336; 1997 a. 27; 1999 a. 9; 2003 a. 33.

221.0303 - ANNOT.

Cross Reference: See also s. DFI-Bkg 14.02, Wis. adm. code.