The Federal Reserve should mandate a monitoring process to ensure “all allowable and reasonable costs,’’  are included when setting the cap on interchange fees, CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney wrote in a letter Wednesday to Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Cheney also suggested that the Fed “revise the proposal regarding the routing and exclusivity provisions that if unchanged, will also undermine the exemption for small issuers. We urge the board to consider whether small issuers can be exempt from these provisions or, if that is not feasible, then we urge the board to delay these provisions, which do not have a statutory effective date, for at least 24 months.’’

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