Will the Fed’s Debit Fee Rule Help Merchants? – NYTimes.com


For one thing, consumers already pay the costs of using debit cards, which like all other expenses are embedded in prices, said Brian Dodge, a spokesman for the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “As swipe costs have gone up, prices have risen. When swipe costs come down, prices will follow,” he said by e-mail. “If the MasterCard claims were true, when swipe fees tripled over the past decade, bank fees would have fallen. Instead they exploded, too.”

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