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18 Jun 2020, 7:26 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: With a Loss Before Britain’s High Court, Visa and Mastercard Face an Interchange ReckoningDigital Transactions News – June 17, 2020 Merchants in the United Kingdom won an important battle against interchange fees on Wednesday but it remains uncertain just how much that will mean to them in terms of remuneration from Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. [read post]
6 May 2021, 8:24 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Retail Organizations Sue Fed Over Debit Law EnforcementRetail Dive – April 30, 2021 Two retail associations sued the Federal Reserve Board of Governors April 29 over what they claim is a failure by the federal agency to properly enforce a federal law that caps the fees that can be charged on debit transactions. [read post]
11 Jun 2021, 9:20 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: A Surcharging Bill Advances to the Colorado Governor’s DeskDigital Transactions News – June 9, 2021 Soon, there might be just two states that prohibit credit card surcharging with the passage Tuesday of a bill in Colorado that would permit the pricing strategy. [read post]
29 Apr 2021, 8:26 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Visa, Mastercard Face Biggest Challenges in a DecadeBanking Dive – April 22, 2021 Regulatory, legislative and court confrontations over the card networks’ fees are ratcheting up pressure again for reform of the behemoths’ practices. [read post]
25 Mar 2021, 8:06 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: A DOJ Investigation of Visa Is the Latest Chapter in a Long History of Probes Into Network PoliciesDigital Transactions News – March 22, 2021 The news that the U.S. [read post]
21 May 2020, 8:47 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Retailers and Wholesalers Call for Urgent Amendment of Card Fees RegulationFinextra – May 18, 2020 EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren today pressed the European Commission to act on the growing problems facing retailers and wholesalers resulting from the limited scope of the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR). [read post]
30 Jul 2021, 7:58 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Why Biden’s Executive Order Is a Green Light for Us Open BankingFinextra – July 28, 2021 On July 9 2021, President Biden didn’t just throw a bone to US open banking, he underwrote the mortgage, laid the welcome mat, and set the table to officially welcome open banking to the neighbourhood. [read post]
9 Jul 2021, 10:11 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Clash Over Debit Card Routing Persists In Comments to FedPayments Dive – July 8, 2021 Clashing comments have gushed into the Federal Reserve in the past two months over its proposal to clarify rules on the routing of debit card transactions, and they show familiar battle lines being drawn. [read post]
21 Jan 2021, 9:06 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: CFPB Under Chopra Will Be Aggressive Consumer Watchdog, Experts SayCompliance Week – January 19, 2021 Rohit Chopra, currently a Democratic commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). [read post]
18 Jun 2021, 8:16 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Lina Khan, Prominent Big Tech Critic, Will Lead the FTCNPR – June 15, 2021 President Joe Biden has named Lina Khan as the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, giving the regulatory authority’s top spot to one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent critics. [read post]
27 May 2021, 9:15 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: European Commission Plans to Hit Facebook With Official Antitrust ProbePYMNTS – May 26, 2021 The European Commission (EC) is launching an official investigation into allegations that Facebook engaged in anti-competitive behaviors, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday (May 26). [read post]
28 Jan 2021, 9:34 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: UK Merchants to Face Post-Brexit Fee Increase From MastercardBusiness Insider – January 26, 2021 In response to Brexit, Mastercard is reportedly planning to increase fees for UK online card purchases. [read post]
25 Jun 2021, 8:52 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Federal Reserve Board Extends Comment Period on Proposed Changes to Regulation IIFederal Reserve Board – June 22, 2021 (click here for the Board’s Federal Register notice) The Federal Reserve Board announced on Tuesday that it will extend until August 11, 2021, the comment period for its proposed changes to Regulation II (Debit Card Interchange Fees and Routing) that would clarify that debit card issuers should enable, and allow… [read post]
12 Jun 2020, 7:44 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: ‘Fraud’ Lawsuit Slams Plaid on Eve of Historic $5.3-Billion PaydayRIABiz – June 9, 2020 As Plaid nears the date when it banks a $5.3 billion dollar check from Visa, it may face a final hurdle from a class action alleging its value proposition depends on a “massive invasion” of the privacy of over 200 million bank and brokerage accounts. [read post]
6 Aug 2020, 7:14 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Exclusive: China’s Central Bank Urges Antitrust Probe Into Alipay, WeChat PayReuters – August 6, 2020 China’s top antitrust agency is looking at whether to launch a probe into Alipay and WeChat Pay, prompted by the central bank which argues the digital payment giants have used their dominant positions to quash competition, sources with knowledge of the matter said. [read post]
11 Feb 2021, 8:10 am by Kristian Soltes
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Big Banks, Big Tech Face off Over Swipe FeesAmerican Banker – February 7, 2021 The fees generated from consumers’ debit card spending have long been a source of acrimony between big banks and retailers. [read post]