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Payments News Update – August 26, 2021

Posted  08/26/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Outgoing NY Governor Signs Bill to Limit Overdraft Practices at State-Chartered Banks Banking Dive – August 20, 2021 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday aimed at helping consumers avoid bank overdraft fees. The law requires New York-regulated banks to process checks in the order they are received, or from smallest to largest, to prevent customers...

Payments News Update – July 30, 2021

Posted  07/30/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Why Biden’s Executive Order Is a Green Light for Us Open Banking Finextra – July 28, 2021 On July 9 2021, President Biden didn’t just throw a bone to US open banking, he underwrote the mortgage, laid the welcome mat, and set the table to officially welcome open banking to the neighbourhood. Yes, open banking is nothing new to the US. With numerous American...

Payments News Update – July 9, 2021

Posted  07/9/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Clash Over Debit Card Routing Persists In Comments to Fed Payments Dive – July 8, 2021 Clashing comments have gushed into the Federal Reserve in the past two months over its proposal to clarify rules on the routing of debit card transactions, and they show familiar battle lines being drawn. The Fed in May proposed a clarification of existing rules requiring that...

Payments News Update – June 18, 2021

Posted  06/18/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: Lina Khan, Prominent Big Tech Critic, Will Lead the FTC NPR – June 15, 2021 President Joe Biden has named Lina Khan as the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, giving the regulatory authority's top spot to one of Silicon Valley's most prominent critics. The surprise move elevating Khan to one of the most powerful regulatory positions in Washington was...

Payments News Update – June 11, 2021

Posted  06/11/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: A Surcharging Bill Advances to the Colorado Governor’s Desk Digital Transactions News – June 9, 2021 Soon, there might be just two states that prohibit credit card surcharging with the passage Tuesday of a bill in Colorado that would permit the pricing strategy. The bill, SB21-091, passed both the Colorado House and Senate and now moves to Governor Jared...

Payments News Update – May 27, 2021

Posted  05/27/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: European Commission Plans to Hit Facebook With Official Antitrust Probe PYMNTS – May 26, 2021 The European Commission (EC) is launching an official investigation into allegations that Facebook engaged in anti-competitive behaviors, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday (May 26). The EC is also doing a deep dive to get a sense of Facebook’s classified...

Payments News Update – May 14, 2021

Posted  05/14/21
Legal and Regulatory Developments SPOTLIGHT: A Fed Report on Debit Costs Could Fuel a Movement to Reduce a Decade-Old Fee Cap Digital Transactions News – May 10, 2021 Pressure may be building on the Federal Reserve to take action on a debit card interchange-fee regulation that it has left intact for 10 years despite sweeping changes in the payments business, including an onrush of e-commerce transactions over...
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