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Payments News Update – December 10, 2020

Posted  12/10/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Facebook’s Antitrust Problems Are Jeopardizing Its Plans for WhatsApp Quartz – December 9, 2020 Facebook doesn’t make much money from WhatsApp. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that forcing the company to sell the messaging app—as US prosecutors have called for in a new antitrust suit filed on Dec. 9—represents an “existential” threat to the business....

Payments News Update – December 3, 2020

Posted  12/3/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Visa Is Doing What Big American Companies Do to ‘Protect This Business’ The New York Times – December 2, 2020 (subscription required) Visa dominates the lucrative business of processing debit card transactions. Merchants must choose between paying the financial services company’s fees or forgoing sales to the millions of Americans who carry cards emblazoned...

Payments News Update – November 12, 2020

Posted  11/12/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: DOJ Suit Over Visa, Plaid Deal Sounds a Lot Like a Monopoly Case Bloomberg Law – November 10, 2020 The government’s lawsuit to block Visa Inc.'s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid Inc. contains language that could stir expectations of possibly stronger actions against the credit card giant. The case, filed Nov. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern...

Payments News Update – October 29, 2020

Posted  10/29/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: The DOJ Is Investigating Visa’s $5.3 Billion Bid for Plaid on Antitrust Grounds Tech Crunch – October 28, 2020 It’s not just big tech that’s getting the antitrust treatment from the Department of Justice. Late Monday afternoon, the Department of Justice tipped its hand that it was investigating Visa’s proposed $5.3 billion acquisition of the venture-backed...

Payments News Update – October 22, 2020

Posted  10/22/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: UK Retailers Attack Visa and Mastercard Over Card Fees Finextra – October 20, 2020 The latest payments survey from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shows card use continuing to rise steadily from 54% of transactions in 2016 to 61% in 2019. At the same time, the cost to retailers of accepting payments reached £1.1 billion in 2019, of which £950m was from card...

Payments News Update – October 16, 2020

Posted  10/16/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: 10 Ways Fintech, Payments Are on the Ballot in the 2020 House Election PaymentsSource – October 11, 2020 As the House of Representatives enters the 2020 election season, the outcome stands to encourage or rein in a group of technology companies that are encroaching deeper into financial services. The representatives voters send to Congress in 2021 will play a role...

Payments News Update – October 8, 2020

Posted  10/8/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: House Panel Says Big Tech Wields Monopoly Power Wall Street Journal – October 6, 2020 America’s biggest technology companies have leveraged their dominance to stamp out competition and stifle innovation, according to a Democratic-led House panel, which said Congress should consider forcing the tech giants to separate their dominant online platforms from other...

Payments News Update – August 13, 2020

Posted  08/13/20
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: With a Compliance Deadline Looming, Technology Emerges to Ease Gas Pump EMV Digital Transactions News – August 7, 2020 Sound Payments Inc., a multichannel technology provider that offers point-of-sale solutions for the petroleum industry, expects its partnership with National Retail Solutions, a subsidiary of IDT Corp., to accelerate adoption of EMV at in-pump card...
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