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Home Depot Antitrust Suit Challenges Networks over Chip Cards and Visa’s FANF

The Home Depot Inc.’s new lawsuit against Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. makes many of the same antitrust allegations that other merchants have lodged against the big networks in recent years. The suit, however, is notable for asking the court to quash Visa’s Fixed Acquirer Network Fee (FANF) and, like …

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How Debit Networks Are Mimicking FANF

Some of the nation’s major PIN-debit networks over the past couple of years have quietly instituted so-called participation fees that are assessed for each merchant location in the network. The fees’ progenitor, says a veteran market observer, is Visa Inc.’s Fixed Acquirer Network Fee (FANF), which Visa instituted in 2012. …

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FANF’s Offspring: Debit-Network Participation Fees

With little fanfare, some of the nation’s major PIN-debit networks over the past couple of years have instituted so-called participation fees that are assessed for each merchant location in the network. The fees’ progenitor, says a veteran market observer, is Visa Inc.’s Fixed Acquirer Network Fee (FANF), which Visa instituted …

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Visa’s FANF Revision Could Take a High Toll on Aggregators When It Kicks in Next Year

A revised set of network fees from Visa Inc. could hit merchant aggregators hard when the revisions take effect next April, according to payments-industry sources. Depending on the size and number of aggregators’ sponsored merchants, the revisions could significantly boost actual fee payments as well as drive up programming and …

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In a Move Aimed at Aggregators And Small Sellers, Visa Tweaks FANF Fees Effective April 2015

Visa Inc. has tweaked its controversial fixed acquirer network fee (FANF), with the changes scheduled to take effect 12 months from now, according to sources who have seen the changes. A bulletin Visa released last week and circulated to acquirers indicates the modifications to the 2-year-old FANF are aimed chiefly …

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Cover Story: What’s This FANF Thing All About?

Born of the transformed world wrought by Durbin, Visa’s new acquirer fee is either a rational response to changed economics or a diabolical exercise of raw power, depending on whom you ask. By John Stewart Bruce Reisman is an angry man. “I’m not a happy camper. I’m constantly looking for …

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Merchants’ Double Whammy

Merchants have been skirmishing with networks and issuers over acceptance costs since the days of cardboard cards. As 2020 approaches, interchange rates are stable, but merchants are seeing more sales on high-cost rewards cards while paying more network fees. Not so long ago, if you wanted to get a card-accepting …

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Is Apple Card the ‘Most Successful Credit Card Launch Ever?’ Some Experts Demur

There’s little doubt that Apple Inc.’s Apple Card has stirred plenty of publicity before and since its Aug. 20 launch. And it enjoys the backing not just of Apple but of investment-banking giant Goldman Sachs, the card’s issuer. But is it “the most successful credit card launch ever?” That claim …

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Folding the Wallet

JPMorgan Chase plans to discontinue its Chase Pay mobile wallet. Other banks are shuttering their wallet apps, too. Is there no longer—or was there ever—a place for bank-sponsored wallets for mobile payments? Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, collectively “the Pays,” seem to get all the attention when the …

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Five Years On, Is Apple Pay Ready To Bloom At Last?

Five years ago, Apple Inc. laid claim to offering one of the first smart phone-based mobile-payment services, and now some observers say Apple Pay, with an estimated 43% of iPhone owners using the service, may be poised to score a breakthrough. Apple Pay was announced with great fanfare Sept. 9, …

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