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Holiday sales said to be strongest in six years

Holiday sales said to be strongest in six years

PURCHASE, N.Y. — Holiday sales increased 5.1% to $850 billion, according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse report, which characterized the season from November 1 through December 24 as retailers’ strongest holiday period in six years. “From shopping aisles to online carts, consumer confidence translated into holiday cheer for retail,” said Steve Sadove, senior adviser for Mastercard.

Retailers say credit card swipe fee proposed settlement won’t work

Retailers say credit card swipe fee proposed settlement won’t work

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation said a proposed new class action settlement, which purports to resolve claims that Visa and MasterCard set credit card swipe fees in a multi-billion dollar price-fixing scheme, largely resembles part of an agreement that both a federal appellate court and the retail industry had already rejected. “The monetary settlement

High court rules on card fees

WASHINGTON — Two recent Supreme Court decisions offered good news to retailers regarding their ongoing fight over the fees they pay on credit and debit card transactions. Late last month the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal that sought to reinstate a $7.25 billion antitrust settlement of price-fixing charges against MasterCard Inc. and Visa

Court rejects Visa, MasterCard settlement

Court rejects Visa, MasterCard settlement

NEW YORK — An appeals court ruling has struck down the 2012 settlement of a class-action lawsuit over credit card swipe fees imposed by Visa and MasterCard. The settlement had been opposed by a significant portion of the retail industry. The case originated in a 2005 lawsuit filed by 19 retailers and trade associations against

Retailers scramble to get going with chip cards

Retailers scramble to get going with chip cards

Retailer adoption of EMV chip card technology continues to lag since an Oct. 1 deadline shifting liability for some fraudulent transactions to merchants, according to a report by Bloomberg on Wednesday. Citing data from research firm Mercator Advisory Group, Bloomberg reported that even though nearly 60% of bank-issued credit cards have an embedded chip for

Chip card transition progresses slowly

Chip card transition progresses slowly

The switch to chip-enabled payment cards is moving forward, but there’s still a ways to go, even as the deadline looms. The inter-industry Payments Security Task Force (PST) said Wednesday that its eight financial institutions reported that 30% of their U.S. consumer credit and debit cards contain EMV chips as of June 30. These issuers

Some retailers line up against credit card settlement

NEW YORK — After credit card companies and some of the nation’s largest banks agreed to pay more than $7 billion to settle a price-fixing case dealing with swipe fees, the future of the deal was put in jeopardy when several retailers objected to the terms of the pact. The settlement must still be approved