The Green Sheet :: E-Magazine :: Washington takes a second look at Durbin #Swipefees


Call for antitrust investigation

A day after the anti-Durbin bill was introduced, congressional Democrats asked Attorney General Eric Holder to consider an anti-trust investigation of financial institutions on grounds they are colluding to create new fees to cover losses related to the Durbin Amendment’s debit interchange fee cap.

On Oct. 13, 2011, five Democratic congressmen led by Chief Deputy Whip Peter Welch, D-Vt., wrote Holder asking for the anti-trust investigation of “big banks [that] are coordinating their fee strategies in violation of federal anti-trust laws.”

via The Green Sheet :: E-Magazine :: Washington takes a second look at Durbin.

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