Mastercard’s attempt to gain a foothold in the non-card payments market has received a substantial boost after competition regulators approved its takeover of infrastructure provider VocaLink.
The Central Bank of Argentina has set the interchange fee caps applicable from April 1, 2017, which reduce gradually in the following years for debit and credit cards....
UK regulators are confident that new providers are eager to fight for a piece of the country’s fund transfer infrastructure market once VocaLink is no longer under bank control.
U.S. Supreme Court judges have kicked out a bid to reinstate a $5.7bn settlement over claims that Visa and Mastercard improperly fixed credit card interchange swipe fees.
The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, through the Treasury, issued a public consultation paper on the transposition of the EU Payment Accounts Directive (PAD) into national law,...
On March 23, 2017 the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) released a statement on card schemes subject to domestic interchange fee caps in the UK in 2017/18....
The UK's payments regulator confirms that Amex and participating payment processors will be bound by the Interchange Fees Regulation for the next financial year; Coinbase's BitLicense in New York...
Influential UK retail groups have raised concerns about steep rises in the scheme fees set by Visa and Mastercard, arguing they counteract EU initiatives and should be subject to regulatory...
Chilean competition regulators have proposed a regulatory overhaul of the country’s credit and debit card sector, designed to break open the issuing, acquiring and processing market to new...
UK government tells payment firms that mutual market access is "plausible" after Brexit; the European Commission speculates on the future of the EU; a European card industry body updates...
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.
The European Banking Authority has hit out at revisions to its rules forcing card schemes to separate processing from rule-making, warning that proposed amendments are “ambiguous” and could stifle...
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...
The Hungarian Competition Authority is investigating potential distortion in its card payment market following concerns that certain merchants may be facing unfair charges.
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...
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...

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