ABA, state banking associations prompt rejection of charge card routing requireds

A suggested expense that would enforce routing requirements on banks that provide charge card is an anti-consumer, anti-competitive and negative effort by the biggest worldwide merchants and greatest grocery chains to get an aid on their own, the American Bankers Association and 49 state lenders associations stated today in a letter to House and Senate leaders.

The Credit Card Competition Act was presented by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) in the Senate and by Reps. Lance Gooden (R-Texas) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) in the House. In their letter, the associations stated the expense was composed to provide a significant payday for huge retail and huge grocery at a time when huge merchants have actually been getting back at larger. They likewise stated not to be tricked by claims the legislation would excuse neighborhood banks or assist small companies, as the exact same claims were made a years previously throughout the Durbin Amendment dispute, “yet small, ‘exempt’ banks saw a quarter of their debit card revenue disappear and fraud costs increased after it became law.”

“The impacts of this bill are clear: fewer choices for consumers, increased threats to consumer data and privacy, weakened local banks and credit unions, and the disappearance of card rewards programs that families of all income levels use to stretch their budgets,” the associations stated.


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