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Debit card interchange fee regulation: some assessments and considerations


Abstract: The debit card interchange fee regulation introduced by the Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act went into effect in October 2011. The regulation limits the maximum permissible interchange fee that a covered issuer can collect from merchants for a debit card transaction. In this article, we review the regulation's first-year impact on different players in the debit card market. We also discuss how the regulation may affect payments efficiency.

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Economic Quarterly

Publication Date: 2012

Volume: 98

Issue: 3Q

Pages: 159-182