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„Wall Street Journal story on credit card fees is wrong”, Mastercard says. „Mastercard is not raising interchange rates in the U.S. this fall and has no plans to do so.”

6 septembrie 2023

Last Wednesday, several media outlets covered a story from the Wall Street Journal about “credit card fees.” Unfortunately, the story is wrong, said Mastercard in a press release.

The reporting relies upon a report produced by an advisory firm advocating for legislation currently under consideration in Congress.

‘We want to ensure the correct facts are associated with Mastercard and are understood. They are simple and clear:

Mastercard is not raising interchange rates in the U.S. this fall and has no plans to do so.

Mastercard is not raising network fees in the U.S. required for the processing of Mastercard transactions this fall.”

The company said that the Authorization Optimizer service is the only Mastercard fee noted in the study cited by the Journal. „It is not related to interchange. This service is designed to reduce the likelihood that subscription and recurring payments will be declined, with any related fees being de minimis in scope.” Mastercard explains.

„The article notes that Congress is considering legislation that could potentially lower costs for merchants, yet it fails to mention the negative consequences for consumers – compromised security, a loss of rewards programs and higher prices on goods and services. For example, after similar legislation pertaining to debit transactions was passed in 2010, the Federal Reserve of Richmond concluded that consumer prices increased.” the company added.

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