Tag Archives: payments system

Fed Q&A Interprets Durbin Amendment Routing on EMV

Under the Durbin Amendment, card networks cannot require merchants to allow debit cardholders to choose EMV chip application when one application routes to a single network, according to a Q&A added on Wednesday to the Federal Reserve’s Regulation II frequently asked questions page.

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Fed’s 2017 Fees to Rise 3.2 Percent

The Federal Reserve System’s 2017 fee schedules for priced services that go into effect Jan. 1 are expected to be approximately 3.2 percent higher than in 2016, and the system expects to make a 3.6 percent profit on services provided in 2016, the Fed said yesterday.

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Brainard: Fed Reviewing Blockchain Use Cases

The Federal Reserve has convened a working group on distributed ledger technology, commonly known as blockchain, to review its uses for financial services and issue a report later this year, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said on Friday.

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Task Force Assessments on ‘Faster Payments’ Due Mid-2017

The task forces convened as part of the Federal Reserve’s “faster payments” initiative have begun reviewing 19 specific proposals to advance faster payments in the U.S., according to a Fed statement today, with the first installment of a final report due from the Faster Payments Task Force and the Secure Payments Task Force in January.

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Visa: EMV-Enabled Merchants Seeing Just Half of Previous Fraud

A year after the liability shift for card fraud based on readiness for chip card or EMV capability, merchants that had completed the transition to chip card terminals saw 47 percent less counterfeit fraud in May versus a year earlier, according to figures released today by Visa.

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Survey: Despite Card Fraud, Consumers Satisfied with Resolution

While nearly half of U.S. consumers believe they will experience credit or debit card fraud in the next five years -- and 42 percent have personally experienced it -- victims of fraud are universally satisfied with the way their bank resolved the situation, according to a recent survey.

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