Tuesday , June 19, 2018

Law and Regulation

Green Dot Looks at the CFBP’s New Prepaid Card Rule and Says, ‘That’s OK’

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews Like a heavy Thanksgiving meal, the 1,689 pages of new prepaid account regulations from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are going to take a while to digest. The rules cover everything from fee disclosures to overdrafts, and, predictably, they are is drawing praise from consumer groups …

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The CFPB’s Final Prepaid Card Rule Raises Concerns About Digital Wallets

By Jim Daly@DTPayment News Nearly two years and thousands of comments after issuing its draft regulation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued its long-awaited final prepaid card rule Wednesday. The 1,689-page document, almost double the size of the draft rule the CFPB issued in November 2014, largely follows what the …

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An Appellate Court Victory Bolsters AmEx in Its Efforts to Enforce Acceptance Terms

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews A federal appeals court on Monday handed American Express Co. a signal victory in the age-old battle with merchants over card-acceptance costs, but in doing so it may also have bolstered the card giant in its efforts to set and enforce merchant pricing. The U.S. Court …

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Merchant Groups Fail To Stop House Bill That Threatens the Durbin Amendment

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews If you think the upcoming 2016 elections are only about The Donald versus Hillary, think again. A bill in the House of Representatives that would significantly alter the controversial Dodd-Frank Act and repeal its contentious Durbin Amendment passed the House Financial Services Committee Tuesday on a 30-26 …

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Visa And MasterCard Deny Home Depot’s Claims But Shed No Light on Disputed Fees

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews In new court filings, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. are denying the antitrust allegations that The Home Depot Inc. leveled against them in a June lawsuit. That’s no surprise, but the networks’ responses leave some arcane network fees shrouded in mystery. Visa and MasterCard filed answers to …

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A New Report Fires an Opening Salvo in Effort to Bring Durbin Cap to Credit Card Fees

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews The debate over the price merchants pay to accept credit cards may be about to intensify. A new report suggests that capping credit card interchange at 22 cents plus 30.5 basis points per transaction could cut $15 billion from the current total of $33 billion U.S. merchants …

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As Merchants Struggle With EMV, Their Chargeback Toll Will Hit $5.8 Billion in 2016

By John Stewart@DTPaymentNews The U.S. EMV transition that began in earnest last October has brought with it a lot of pain, but few issues have been more agonizing for merchants than the flood of chargebacks they’re seeing for the first time. Now estimates are emerging that begin to quantify that …

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Retailers Urge House to Reconsider Bills That Would Repeal the Durbin Amendment

More than 120 retailers sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. House of Representative’s Financial Services Committee urging the panel to reconsider two measures that would repeal the Durbin Amendment in 2010’s Dodd-Frank Act. The bills stand virtually no chance of becoming law while Barack Obama remains president, but with …

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