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Credit Card Swipe Fees

You Can Now Fight AIDS By Just Swiping A Credit Card

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Financial services startup Square is trying to turn the swipe of a credit card into an act of generosity. To pull it off, Squa...

Restaurants Blast $7.2B Credit-Card Fee Settlement

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business

By Lisa Baertlein and Jessica Dye NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - The National Restaurant Association said Tuesday it is joining the opp...

Why Walmart Doesn't Want You To Pay Swipe Fees... Yet

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | Money

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. urged retailers to reject a proposed $6 billion settlement that Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and major ba...

Paying With Credit May Soon Cost You

Wall Street Journal | ANDREW R. JOHNSON | Posted 07.09.2012 | Money

Merchants may soon begin to impose a surcharge each time a customer pays with credit card, a practice Visa Inc. V -2.23% and MasterCard Inc. MA -3.36%...

Ask The Expert: Do You Pay Extra To Use Your Card?

DailyFinance | Regina Lewis | Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

We got a lot of reaction to the article about how changes in debit and credit card swipe fees may affect you. Swipe fees are the charges retailers pay...

The Big Retailers Versus the Big Banks: It Makes a Big Difference

Dean Baker | Posted 07.09.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

In the battle of the swipe fees, Wal-Mart is on the side of the angels, not because it is altruistic, but because it hopes to increase profits. If we're going to design policy that has a chance, we should get used to seeing some of the bad guys in our camp.

Laura Bassett and Ryan Grim

Big Banks Spend Millions On 'Information War' To Stop Swipe Fee Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Visa, MasterCard and the big banks that took taxpayer bailouts have spent over $50 million in lobbying fees this Congress in a last-ditch effort to st...

Laura Dean

TARP Recipients Fighting To Keep Charging Exorbitant Credit Card Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story has been edited slightly since publication for clarification. Undeterred by their sullied reputation, big banks and credit card companies ...