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The CCCA—What’s Not to Like?

Credit card interchange has come under assault, and not for the first time. Now, though, the stakes are higher than ever. The cleverly crafted “Credit Card Competition Act of 2023” from Sens. Durbin, Marshall, Welch, and Vance is the latest salvo in a forever war against payments-industry fees, including how …

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An Interchange Class-Action Settlement Inches Forward With a Recent Court Action

The federal court overseeing a $5.54-billion settlement between millions of card-accepting merchants, on one hand, and Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc., on the other, over interchange costs recently took several steps that ultimately could get payments out to merchants. But checks still won’t be in the mail for some time. …

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Who Will Route Transactions?

The Credit Card Competition Act is back in play. But as Congress debates the bill, a pressing question looms about its biggest requirement: Who are the Visa and Mastercard alternatives supposed to be? Senator Richard Durbin is back at it. After failing to advance the Credit Card Competition Act out …

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Clarifying CNP Debit Routing And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/15/23

The U.S. Payments Forum has published a free white paper, “Regulation II Clarification for Debit Routing,” on the Federal Reserve’s announcement earlier this year that effective July 1 issuers must support network choice on card-not-present transactions, in addition to card-present, in accordance with the 2010 Durbin Amendment. Payment-card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. has …

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Debit Networks Prepare As a Fed Clarification on Network Choice Sinks in

Debit card networks are gearing up for an expected flood of new online transactions in the wake of a Federal Reserve rule clarification that took effect more than a month ago to require that issuers enable network choice for online as well as in-person transactions. The latest example emerged late …

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FIS Logs a Flat Quarter And Avoids a Question Regarding Credit Card Routing

As FIS Inc. prepares to dispose of a majority interest in its merchant-acquiring unit, the big processor confronts other key questions regarding potentially favorable developments in the payments business. Still, its top brass proved reluctant early Wednesday to discuss those questions, one of which touched on opportunities the proposed Credit …

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Visa’s CEO Delicately Fields Questions About the Company’s Merchant Relations

Visa Inc.’s top brass, during the company’s quarterly earnings conference call Tuesday afternoon, preferred to talk about fast-growing newer lines of business such as value-added services and transaction sources apart from traditional plastic credit and debit cards. But stock analysts on the call had questions about some sensitive merchant-relations issues, …

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Merchants Will Reap $15 Billion From the CCCA, Says One Researcher

As proponents and adversaries wrangle over the newly resurrected Credit Card Competition Act, a market-research firm has raised by more than one-third its estimate of how much the bill could save U.S. merchants. A year ago, the firm, Atlanta-based CMS Payments Intelligence Inc., calculated the bill would result in $11 …

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Fed Routing Rule Takes Effect Saturday And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/30/23

On Saturday, a final rule issued in October by the Federal Reserve goes into effect, requiring that all issuers offer a choice of at least two networks for routing online debit card transactions. The update, derived from the 2010 Durbin Amendment, has been a bone of contention for years between merchants and issuers. …

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Estimated Merchant Savings from CCCA? $15 Billion Annually, Says One Researcher

As proponents and adversaries wrangle over the newly resurrected Credit Card Competition Act, a market-research firm has raised by more than one-third its estimate of how much the bill could save U.S. merchants. A year ago, the firm, Atlanta-based CMS Payments Intelligence Inc., calculated the bill would result in $11 …

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