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Retailers Set to Ask Supreme Court to Hear Swipe Fee Case

June 5, 2014

Retailers Set to Ask Supreme Court to Hear Swipe Fee Case

The legal challenge over transaction fees that retailers are forced to charge customers when they swipe a debit card could head to the Supreme Court, after the National Retail Federation said it plans to petition the nation’s highest court to hear the case.

Court Upholds Interchange Fees; Disappoints Retailers

March 21, 2014

Court Upholds Interchange Fees; Disappoints Retailers

A U.S. Appeals Court on March 21 upheld the Federal Reserve's rules governing debit card interchange fees, dealing a major blow to retailers who have fought to reduce the transaction fees they are charged when customers swipe a debit card. The ruling reverses a lower court’s decision last year that the Federal Reserve had set the cap on debit card transactions too high.

Merchants Criticize Federal Reserve Decision to Maintain Interchange Fee Standards

March 11, 2013

Merchants Criticize Federal Reserve Decision to Maintain Interchange Fee Standards

In issuing its bi-annual report on swipe fees as required by law, the Federal Reserve last week said it would keep the existing interchange fee standards and fraud prevention adjustments the same. The per-transaction cap remains at 21 cents and also allows for an additional charge of 0.01 cent to cover fraud as well as .05 percent of the sales amount.