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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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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Blogs
28.01.2020
Trouble in Paradise: Combating High Fees, SCA and Holdbacks to Stay Afloat

In this article, we explore how holdbacks, SCA and rising scheme fees have been disproportionately damaging for travel and hospitality.

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Blogs
01.01.2020
Fighting the Fees: Time for Merchants to Step in the Ring and Fight Scheme Fees

Scheme fees have become a frustrating yet inevitable part of processing payments in the 21st century. But does it really have to be that way?

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Resources
11.11.2019
Picture of Payments - November 2019

In our ongoing series, A Picture of Payments, we highlight industry trends and topics that are affecting the merchant community.

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Resources
11.11.2019
Payments Intelligence Magazine - November Edition (2019)

We investigate the upcoming Interchange Fee Regulation review, scheme fee increases, and how the hospitality industry has been among the hardest hit.

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Resources
24.07.2019
White Paper: The Ongoing Erosion of Interchange Fee Regulation

We highlight issues with the IFR, what lessons can be learned from other jurisdictions, and actions merchants should be taking.

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Blogs
17.07.2019
Kicking Us While We’re Down: Merchants Face New 3D-Secure Fees

Just one month before the number of transactions requiring 3D-Secure is expected to triple, Visa has introduced a new fixed fee for this authentication method.

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Blogs
01.04.2019
Brexit Postponement Gives Merchants Slight Boost, but Prolongs Uncertainty

A Brexit reclassification of card scheme regions has important implications for potential cost increases for merchants.

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Blogs
25.01.2019
Join CMSPI's campaign to end excessive card fees in Europe

Merchant champions, CMSPI, have launched a campaign to end excessive card fees and has called upon retailers to take a stand. 

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