The multiple-party, multiple-year case over credit card interchange moved one step closer to resolution on Nov. 9 when the Honorable Judge John Gleeson granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement between retailers, payment networks and nine major card issuers.
As consumers head to the malls and shopping strips this holiday season, more than half are expected to use cash or debit cards and only one out of three shoppers will break out credit cards to buy gifts, so reports an online survey of Litle & Co., a Lowell-Mass.-based payments...
Decision can still be appealed and National Retail Federation said it's considering that route.
Both sides of testy dispute issue statements ahead of New York hearing.
The negotiated settlement meant to end the longstanding dispute over credit card interchange moved closer to becoming final last week as attorneys for both sides in the dispute proposed a final settlement agreement to the U.S. District Court in New York and made a motion for its approval.
Retail group points to $18 million in savings each day.
A retail group which was not a party to the original anti-trust fight between retailers and major card brands and card issuers over credit card interchange said it is moving closer to taking legal action to try and block a settlement in that case.
National Retail Federation exploring intervention, not a party to the original legal fight.
The National Retail Federation has urged the Federal Trade Commission to move cautiously in establishing regulations for mobile payments.
One indication of how deeply plastic payments have influenced the U.S. retail market has been the explosive growth in gift cards at the expense of cash, checks and other forms of plastic. Not only has the National Retail Federation reported that gift cards have effectively extended the holiday shopping season...