Friday , May 24, 2024

Search Results for: durbin amendment

Fiserv Logs Robust Results in Its Merchant Unit As Its Clover Tech Surges Ahead

Fiserv Inc., already a behemoth in merchant processing, is preparing to straddle its twin pillars of acquiring-bank relationships, on the one hand, and its own acquiring operations through a Georgia bank charter, on the other. The charter, which the big processor applied for last month, has “a very specific purpose,” …

Read More »

As Its U.S. Business Slows, Mastercard Looks to Emerging Markets Like Real Time Payments

Mastercard Inc. is confronting a slowdown in dollar volume in its home market while it pushes into vital new markets like real-time payments and open banking, its presentation of fourth-quarter 2023 financial results indicated early Wednesday. Gross dollar volume of $727 billion in the December quarter represented a 4% rise …

Read More »

The Payments Lobby Cites Harm in Its New Advertising Salvo Against the CCCA

The Electronic Payments Coalition has come out swinging in the new year as it intensifies its fight against the Credit Card Competition Act. The EPC, which lobbies on behalf of financial institutions and payments networks, late Monday announced it is launching an ad campaign aimed at federal lawmakers. The campaign …

Read More »

Acquirers and the CCCA

The Credit Card Competition Act, if it becomes law, will likely have unintended consequences for the businesses that sign up merchants for payment processing. Not all of them are good. Introduced more than a year ago, the Credit Card Competition Act has quickly become the hottest topic in the payments …

Read More »

The EPC Recruits Social Media Influencers to Turn Up the Heat on the CCCA

The Electronic Payments Coalition has opened a new front in its battle to prevent passage of the Credit Card Competition Act: it’s recruiting social-media influencers to join its cause. In June, the EPC put out a memo on the new tactic as part of its “Hands Off My Rewards” campaign …

Read More »

With Time of the Essence, Arguments for And Against the CCCA Intensify

With Congress scheduled to adjourn Dec. 15, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., made a last-minute push on the Senate floor late Thursday, calling for a vote on the Credit Card Competition Act before adjournment. Durbin’s remarks, which also pushed back against arguments by  card networks and card issuers that the proposed …

Read More »

Payments 3.0: The Fed’s Dubious Debit Proposal

The latest round in the fight over interchange fees began Oct. 25. That’s when the Federal Reserve released its latest proposal on debit interchange. To recap, the Fed’s proposed rule would reduce the interchange that banks with more than $10 billion in assets would receive when their customers pay with …

Read More »

A New York Times Op-Ed Video Favoring the CCCA Sparks a New Tussle Over the Bill

The Electronic Payments Coalition issued a press release late Tuesday taking issue with a New York Times op-ed video that argues merchants and consumers already pay a high price for rewards cards and expresses support for the Credit Card Competition Act. In its rebuttal responding to the video, Richard Hunt, …

Read More »

The Fed’s Debit Card Interchange Proposal Isn’t Pleasing Merchants Or Issuers

The Federal Reserve Board’s proposal Wednesday to make a 31% reduction in the main component of its debit card interchange ceiling for large issuers touches on a longstanding sore point among merchants and has already sparked a spirited debate in the payments industry. Merchant groups, long riled by debit card …

Read More »

The Federal Reserve Is Set to Revisit the Debit Fee Cap

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors will consider revisions to its cap on debit card swipe fees at its meeting next Wednesday. The announcement was made as part of a public notice about the upcoming board meeting. While no further details were provided about the Fed’s intentions, retailers made it …

Read More »
Digital Transactions