Tuesday , July 17, 2018

Law and Regulation

Survey Reveals Small-Bank Jitters About Regulation, Fraud, Rapid Change

  Many community bankers say their payment revenues are declining, and they are bracing for hits from higher expenses from complying with regulations and from fraud while at the same time trying to ramp up new services such as mobile payments. The findings come from the Independent Community Bankers of …

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ATM ISOs Sue Visa And MasterCard over Surcharge Restrictions

A trade group of ATM independent sales organizations on Wednesday filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. alleging that network rules illegally forbid them from imposing lower surcharges for ATM transactions that go over the rails of unaffiliated electronic funds transfer networks. Those anti-discrimination rules require …

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Partisans Quickly Take Sides Over Plan To Repeal the Durbin Amendment

The unceasing controversy over the Durbin Amendment and its debit card interchange price controls continued Wednesday when two members of Congress declared they would introduce legislation to repeal the measure. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives might very well pass the bipartisan proposal, but its survival chances are much lower in …

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A Vending Machine Payment Processor Hopes To Preserve Interchange Incentive

Apriva Inc., a major processor of payment transactions from vending machines, this week told machine owners that it is working to assure their card-acceptance costs will remain stable despite the uncertain status of a program it has with Visa Inc. that gives them an interchange break if they install hardware …

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Durbin Casts a Wary Eye on Rising Small-Ticket Debit Interchange

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin on Tuesday said he is aware that new Visa and MasterCard interchange schedules will cause some merchants to pay much more in interchange when a consumer uses a debit card from a big bank to pay for small purchases. Durbin said the Federal Reserve Board should …

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Applying the Durbin Maximum, Visa And MasterCard Could Squash Small Tickets

  It’s back to the future, and in many cases higher merchant-acceptance costs for transactions at or under $15, with the bank card networks’ new debit card interchange schedules that will take effect Saturday. That’s the same date that regulated interchange pricing under the Durbin Amendment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank …

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The New IRS Reporting Rule Could Have a Silver Lining for Acquirers

The new federal regulation requiring processors and acquirers to report merchant electronic payment transactions to the Internal Revenue Service is proving to be a major challenge for the industry, but at the same time could turn into a revenue generator for acquirers, according to a researcher. The requirements originated with …

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With Durbin Forcing New Network Links, a Software Vendor Sees Opportunity

  Looking to capitalize on opportunities fostered by recently created debit card regulation, Lexcel Solutions Inc. on Thursday announced an update to its network-testing software that is aimed at streamlining debit card issuers’ selection of new networks as mandated by the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s June 29 final rule implementing …

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