A new Aité Group report says cash is more expensive for retailers than cards. Retailer groups disagree.
The National Retail Federation has filed its expected appeal of the court decision that locked in a settlement of long-standing retailer complaints about credit card interchange.
Electronics Payment Coalition counters NRF and other appealing firms don't represent most retailers.
Merchants and card issuers released separate studies Oct. 1 that made contradictory claims regarding the effect the Durbin Amendment’s interchange cap has had on consumers. The groups timed their releases to coincide with the two-year anniversary of cap’s effective date.
Electronic Payments Coalition report counters debit interchange savings found in retailers report issued earlier Tuesday.