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Payments News Update - May 21, 2020

Posted  05/21/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Retailers and Wholesalers Call for Urgent Amendment of Card Fees Regulation Finextra – 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). He asked for firm proposals to amend...

Payments News Update - May 14, 2020

Posted  05/14/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: A Third Rail for Europe: SEPA Instant Payment Card Comes Into Focus PaymentsSource – May 11, 2020 (subscription required) The potential for a new card scheme throughout Europe has been a discussion point surrounding the Single Euro Payment Area since its inception more than a decade ago. A new proposal could bring this concept into reality. The Smart Payment...

Payments News Update - May 7, 2020

Posted  05/7/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Sabre, Farelogix Deal Called Off but U.S. Defeat Still Stands Bloomberg – May 1, 2020 Travel technology companies Sabre Corp. and Farelogix Inc. called it quits on their $360 million deal, but their recent legal victory against antitrust charges is likely to help other firms escape scrutiny. Sabre terminated its planned acquisition of Farelogix Friday, less than a...

Payments News Update -- November 21, 2019

Posted  11/21/19
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Visa Confirms the FTC Is Probing Its Debit Transaction Routing Practices Digital Transactions News – November 18, 2019 Confirming rumors that the Federal Trade Commission is looking into issues involving debit card transaction routing, Visa Inc. late last week reported the Federal Trade Commission has asked it to voluntarily provide information about its routing...

Payments News Update -- August 28, 2019

Posted  08/28/19
Legal and Regulatory Developments As Brexit Nears, Uncertainty Swarms Cross-Border Payments PaymentsSource – August 28, 2019 (subscription required) Processors that rely on cross-border payments to reach new territories are feeling the economic squeeze of the looming Brexit deadline. The problem with Brexit is less about politics and regulation, and more about how these factors will impact processing...

Payments News Update -- August 21, 2019

Posted  08/21/19
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Visa Critical of India's Move Toward No-Fee Debit Card Transactions Reuters – August 19, 2019 Global card payments group Visa is critical of the Indian government’s decision to boost adoption of electronic payments by requiring banks and card payment networks to offer no-fee debit card transactions, a senior Visa executive said. Last month, India’s Finance...
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