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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.

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

December 24, 2012

Tolling, Commercialization, Swipe Fees: NATSO Responds to Challenges in 2012

If there was ever a year when NATSO was challenged on all of its major issues, it was 2012. NATSO's top issues--rest area commercialization, tolling and credit card swipe fees--were all in play throughout the year, with a big test early in the year on the rest area commercialization issue. And though we passed the test, there is always more to be done. But NATSO moves into 2013 with optimism and momentum in a positive direction, committed to continue protecting the interests of Interstate-based businesses.

Durbin Says Interchange Reform Showing Results

October 1, 2012

Durbin Says Interchange Reform Showing Results

Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the American Bankers Association (ABA) last week refuting the association's claims that swipe fee reform is a mistake.

GAO Confirms Debit Fee Reform Helped Small Banks

September 24, 2012

GAO Confirms Debit Fee Reform Helped Small Banks

GAO last week confirmed that the debit fee reform implemented Oct. 1, 2011, has helped community banks and credit unions.

NATSO Joins Retail Groups Asking Congress to Reject Claims by Visa, MasterCard

September 24, 2012

NATSO Joins Retail Groups Asking Congress to Reject Claims by Visa, MasterCard

NATSO joined a group of associations representing retailers to highlight the reasons behind the growing opposition to the proposed settlement of the long-standing antitrust lawsuit filed by merchants against Visa, MasterCard and the nation’s largest banks.

NATSO Rejects Proposed Settlement in Antitrust Litigation

September 10, 2012

NATSO Rejects Proposed Settlement in Antitrust Litigation

NATSO's executive committee determined that the settlement would not be in the best interest of merchants, including NATSO members.