Blogs
05.03.2020
Scheme Fees: Why German Merchants Are Seeing the Cost of Cards Soar

Merchants operating in Germany must seek to identify efficiencies in order to mitigate the impacts of rising scheme fee costs.

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News
22.03.2019
Visa and Mastercard Battling for Cross-Border Capability

Continued expansion by Visa and Mastercard further increasing the schemes’ dominance in Europe.

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Resources
09.01.2019
European Commission Consultation on Inter-Regional Interchange Fees, CMSPI's Response

In CMSPI's consultation response, we highlight the importance of a review and the material cost saving of €551 million per annum it could have for merchants across Europe.

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News
04.12.2018
Visa and Mastercard Voluntarily Reducing Inter-regional Interchange Fees by More Than 40%

Visa and Mastercard are close to agreeing a deal with the European Commission to lower interchange fees charged to EU merchants accepting cards from outside the EU.

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Blogs
16.07.2018
Everything you need to know about interchange claims

CMSPI CEO, Brendan Doyle, answers the most frequently asked questions about interchange reclaims.

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Blogs
14.08.2017
Finextra News: Permission to appeal sought in £14bn Mastercard class action suit

Walter Merricks, the man spearheading a £14 billion class action lawsuit against Mastercard, has lodged an appeal against the tribunal's decision.

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News
21.07.2017
Finextra News: UK judge blocks £14bn class action suit against Mastercard

A Tribunal Court judge has blocked a £14 billion class action lawsuit against Mastercard for overcharging customers.

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Blogs
10.07.2017
Payments Intelligence Extract: Why Mastercard has won the battle, but not the war

After the outcome of the Arcadia & Ors claim against Mastercard interchange claim, CMSPI Head of Research Callum Godwin analyses the reasons of such a blow.

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News
11.04.2017
Finextra News: Mastercard gets CMA approval for Vocalink acquisition

The UK's CMA has cleared Mastercard's £700 million acquisition of Vocalink after the card giant promised to take steps to address the watchdog's concerns.

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News
16.12.2016
Finextra News: Visa and Mastercard strike wallet tokenization deal

Bitter rivals Visa and Mastercard have struck a deal that lets each firm's digital wallet service request the other's tokenized payment credentials.

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