A credit union executive testifying on behalf of CUNA before the House Financial Services Committee charged that the exemption meant to protect small asset debit card issuers from an interchange cap was essentially "meaningless."
Visa will offer a dual debit interchange schedule that network sources say should allow credit unions and other smaller asset
Opponents of the Durbin amendment's cap on debit card interchange may find repealing the legislation an easier battle than fixing it.
Visa will offer a dual debit interchange schedule that network sources say should substantially shield their debit interchange income from drastic decreases, at least temporarily.
The year 2010 will be remembered as when the federal government got involved in how much interchange banks and credit unions earn on their debit card transactions.
First Data's initial statement on the Federal Reserve's proposed debit interchange rule did not mention establishing a debit interchange schedule for small debit card issuers.
Contrary to the assurances of Illinois Senator Richard Durbin (D), the interchange cap which flows from the amendment that bears his name will reduce credit union income from debit card interchange.
The impact of the Federal Reserve's proposed rule on debit interchange could be a "drastic" cut to CU debit card income, according to CUNA CEO Bill Cheney.
The Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank financial reform act will likely cut credit union debit card income in the short term but may also spur further innovations in the payments industry.
House and Senate conferees will tackle the issues of greatest interest to credit unions in the financial overhaul when they meet later today.