News & Resources

Here you’ll find the latest news, views, and resources from the CMSPI team.

Resources
25.02.2021
Mastercard's Brexit Fees Natwest Deal Update - CMSPI Insights Report

NatWest Group, which includes some of the UK’s largest issuing banks, have announced that they will be switching their debit cards from Visa to Mastercard.

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Resources
23.02.2021
Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) – Impact Assessment – January 2021

Our reporting started back in August - analysis suggested that the average failure rate was 35% across Europe, fast forward to January, we're seeing 33%.

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Blogs
22.02.2021
CMSPI Responds to New Zealand’s Consultation on Interchange Regulation

CMSPI’s response emphasizes the importance of regulating scheme fees and acquirer absorption alongside interchange, and protecting the local debit network.

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Blogs
18.02.2021
So it Begins… Brexit Hits Merchant Fees in 2021

Mastercard interchange fees charged to EU merchants for ‘card not present’ UK consumers will increase fivefold in 2021.

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Blogs
08.02.2021
The Importance of Data in Payments, An Interview With CMSPI's Data Manager

We caught up with CMSPI's Data Manager, Jordan Pierce, to talk about why data in payments is more important than ever.

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Blogs
04.02.2021
Retailer Challenges in Implementing an MIT Strategy - CMSPI Insights

With several use cases for MITs, it is likely that most merchants will encounter these transactions in some way.

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Resources
28.01.2021
Strong Customer Authentication Readiness: Germany In-Focus

This short report provides some insight into SCA in Germany as well as the evolution of 3DS testing data.

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Resources
25.01.2021
SCA Report - Latest December Updates

December testing data has shown slight improvement with estimated sales at risk of €85bn.

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Resources
15.01.2021
2021 Card Fee Changes: Impact Assessment - CMSPI Insights

We analyse the latest set of changes to scheme and interchange fees for European merchants - an estimated cost increase of €100m annually.

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Resources
15.01.2021
Brexit: The Changing Cost of Card Acceptance - CMSPI Insights

Mastercard recently announced that the interchange fees paid by European merchants selling to UK cardholders online will increase more than fivefold from October 2021.

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Blogs
18.12.2020
New Year, New Fees: What Mastercard’s January 2021 Fee Increases Mean for Merchants

As the costs and the complexity of scheme fees continue to spiral, the need for independent, data-driven analysis increases.

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Resources
17.12.2020
SCA Report - Latest November Updates

November data has shown improvement with the sales at risk estimate falling to €89 bn. However, with less than a month to go, the latest estimate leaves cause for concern.

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