March 16, 2021
Durbin and Rep. Peter Welch, D-VT, sent a letter to the companies this month urging them not to increase fees. The merchants’ trade group Merchants Payments Coalition has also been pressing the credit card companies to hold off on a hike that would cause retailers and merchants to pass increases to consumers.
March 11, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: J. Craig Shearman(202) 257-3678 firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON, March 11, 2021 – The Merchants Payments Coalition welcomed attention brought to rising credit card processing fees by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., during an antitrust hearing today. Durbin, who authored legislation that brought transparency, competition and predictability to debit card fees in […]
March 04, 2021
The grocery industry has described itself as “extremely pleased” by a letter sent by federal lawmakers encouraging major credit card companies to cancel planned increases in interchange fees, also known as “swipe fees,” which food retailers maintain would be detrimental to businesses and consumers still struggling during the pandemic.
March 03, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: J. Craig Shearman(202) 257-3678 email@example.com WASHINGTON, March 3, 2021 – The Merchants Payments Coalition welcomed a letter sent today by Senator Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., and Representative Peter Welch, D-Vt., calling on Visa and Mastercard to cancel a nearly $1.2 billion increase in credit card processing fees scheduled to take effect in […]
March 03, 2021
Last year the major card networks decided, amid the pandemic, to hold off on adjusting interchange fees until April of 2021. This would be the most substantial change to the interchange rate structure in a decade, and the card networks have not signaled plans to delay it further.