Merchants Notch Win in Feud Over Debit Card Fees

Federal Judge Richard Leon’s decision to overturn a U.S. Federal Reserve rule on debit card interchange fees charged by banks represents a victory for retailers, and will likely force the Fed to reduce such fees. Leon ruled that the Fed did not do an adequate...

The Interchange Fee Cap One Year Later

David Lott, retail payments risk expert at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, examines the lead up to, reaction against, and eventual fallout of the cap on debit card interchange fees imposed by the Durbin Amendment. Lott notes the Durbin Amendment was in some ways...