Friday , October 19, 2018

Law and Regulation

With No Credit Card Cushion, TCF Sees Debit Card Revenue Drop 51%

Yet another big debit card issuer, TCF Financial Corp., weighed in with results from the first full quarter of Durbin Amendment debit card interchange price controls, and they weren’t pretty. The Wayzata, Minn.-based regional bank said on Tuesday that card revenue fell 51% to $13.6 million in the fourth quarter …

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The Durbin Amendment’s Early Toll on Big Banks: $1.1 Billion And Counting

  Ouch. The Durbin Amendment, which slapped debit card interchange price controls on big banks beginning Oct.1, cost some of the nation’s largest financial institutions more than $1.1 billion in reduced fourth-quarter revenue. Digital Transactions News calculated that figure based on what seven national or large regional banks disclosed over …

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Protests Might Remove Acquirers From the Online Piracy Fray

The Internet revolt over bills in the U.S. House and Senate aimed at thwarting online piracy might have a welcome side effect for merchant acquirers in possibly getting them out of an unwanted role as deputies charged with enforcing public policy. The online encyclopedia Wikipedia captured international headlines Wednesday when …

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Acquirers, Small Merchants See More Risk-Reduction Value in PCI, Survey Shows

The 7-year-old Payment Card Industry data-security standard (PCI) is proving its effectiveness in preventing data breaches among small merchants, according to a survey of payments-industry acquirers set to be released next week. The survey, cosponsored by ControlScan Inc., an Alpharetta, Ga.-based vendor of PCI-compliance solutions, and the Merchant Acquirers’ Committee, …

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New DoJ Interpretation Could Lead to State-by-State Online Betting, Despite UIGEA

A 5-year-old law that bans U.S. banks and processors from handling online-gambling transactions won’t stand in the way of a U.S. Justice Department opinion released last week that appears to put the federal government's imprimatur on intrastate online betting. The DoJ on Dec. 23 released a 13-page memorandum giving states …

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Though They’ll Remain Popular, Debit Cards Will See Some Growth Clipped by Regulation

Debit cards will remain popular with consumers, but the Durbin Amendment will take as much as three percentage points off its annual growth rate over the next five years, according to a new analysis from First Annapolis Consulting Inc. Some transactions that might have gone to debit cards will switch …

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The Planets Align for a Boom in Mobile Remote Deposit Capture

  Only a handful of the nation’s 13,000 financial institutions today offer remote deposit capture to consumers, but, riding the wave of smart-phone popularity, the number is poised to mushroom, according to new research findings from Celent LLC, Boston. Some 66% of 187 banks and credit unions Celent surveyed in …

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