Durbin Double Down

In this installment of the Official Merchant Services Blog, we look at the actions several retail trade groups and merchant advocates have taken to further the fight against the antitrust settlement proposed by Visa and MasterCard.  We have touched upon this subject several times before, however these steps may have been the most drastic yet.…

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NRF Opposes Interchange Settlement

It’s been a little while since the Official Merchant Services Blog touched on the increasingly sensitive topic of the Credit Card Interchange Settlement. We first talked about the possibility of ‘The Big Cash Comeback’ when the settlement was first announced, and later we discussed the opposition to the settlement. Seven years after the first lawsuits…

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Visa’s Ups and Downs

The Official Merchant Services Blog takes a look at Visa’s wild ride between May 2 and May 3. In the midst of a very active first quarter of 2012, Visa’s earnings report came in. The San Francisco based credit card giant then took a ride on a roller coaster in the span of two days…

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Visa, MasterCard Add New Fees

The Official Merchant Services Blog has just learned that Visa and MasterCard are planning to add new processing fees in the coming months — fees specifically targeted toward Debit Card Swipe transactions. These new fees, which we are consolidating and dubbing as “Card Association Fees” are going to complicate the pricing process for Merchant Services…

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