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Retailers Urge U.S. Supreme Court To Reject Interchange Appeal
24th Feb 2017 | Written by:
Major U.S. retailers have asked the Supreme Court to throw out an appeal to reinstate a $7.25bn antitrust settlement with Visa and Mastercard over interchange fees.
Legal Pressures Driving Acquirer Consolidation, Say Experts
20th Feb 2017 | Written by:
The recent flurry of EU payments regulation could be driving further consolidation within the acquiring market, experts believe, as firms are forced to evaluate the viability of their business models.
Experts Baffled Over Canada Credit Card Probe
16th Feb 2017 | Written by:
An official investigation into non-consensual credit card issuance in Canada has bemused legal observers, after authorities warned consumers to watch for misleading sales tactics from card firms.
Acquirers Warned: Adapt To API Economy Or Be Left Behind
15th Feb 2017 | Written by:
Major acquirers have admitted they will have to modernise their business models or risk being left behind by technology-savvy rivals once incoming EU reforms have taken hold.
Regulator Urged To Break Up Banks’ Control Of Payment Systems
14th Feb 2017 | Written by:
A former director at the Payment Systems Regulator has said authorities should require the UK’s largest high-street banks to surrender their ownership and control of the country's fund transfer...
New Zealand Lobby Seeks Alternative To Official Rules
13th Feb 2017 | Written by:
A New Zealand banking lobby has put forward “proactive and voluntary measures” for regulating payment systems, in an effort to prevent government intervention that would see a significant expansion...
Argentina: New Draft Law on Interchange Fees
9th Feb 2017 | Written by:
Elizabeth Munoz Perez
In November 2016, deputies Eduardo Pablo Amadeo and Daniel Andres Lipovetzky introduced before the Chamber of Deputies a bill seeking to amend Law 25.065/1999, which regulates credit card, debit...
Regulator Urged To Intervene In ATM Fee Dispute
6th Feb 2017 | Written by:
Industry insiders have called for intervention by the UK’s Payment Systems Regulator to help settle a dispute around interchange fees for the country’s cash machine network.
Switzerland: Insight: FAQ on the Domestic Interchange Fees Regime
2nd Feb 2017 | Written by:
This FAQ provides detail on the key provisions applicable to domestic interchange fees in Switzerland and the role of the Swiss Competition Commission (COMCO) in capping domestic multilateral...
Open Banking May Need Further Legal Reforms, Says Think Tank
30th Jan 2017 | Written by:
The radical reshaping of the UK payments industry signalled by open banking may fail if additional consumer protection regulations are not put in place, a report has warned.
Weekly News In Brief: January 27, 2017
27th Jan 2017 | Written by:
Ant Financial, Alipay's parent company, agrees to a $880m takeover of remittance firm MoneyGram; the UK's Financial Conduct Authority hints at a "global passport" and UK firms are warned about...
Weekly News In Brief: January 20, 2017
20th Jan 2017 | Written by:
The U.S. payments industry is bracing itself for regulatory changes following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the new President; cash point fees are being disputed in the UK following a surge...
‘Transaction Alley’ Regulators Eye Big Names For Non-Bank Charter
17th Jan 2017 | Written by:
Georgia’s $5trn processing industry has helped establish the southeastern state as a global center of payments and fintech. PaymentsCompliance speaks to local officials to discuss doing business in...
Germany Outlines Hardline Approach To PSD2 Exemptions
12th Jan 2017 | Written by:
German authorities have moved to include issuers of limited network payment products, such as fuel cards, within the scope of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
Extend EU Cash Controls To Prepaid, Says Commission
22nd Dec 2016 | Written by:
Officials in Brussels have sprouted plans to change the definition of cash to include prepaid cards, as part of new proposed regulation on funds entering and leaving the union.
EU Agency Tells Mobile Giants To Up Security Controls
21st Dec 2016 | Written by:
An EU security agency has told Apple, Samsung and Google to step up cybersecurity protections around their mobile payment systems, outlining “vitally important” guidelines to address potential...
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