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UK: Competition watchdog gives tentative approval to Mastercard VocaLink deal

Mastercard’s proposed acquisition of UK payments technology firm VocaLink took another step closer to approval today when UK regulator the Competition and Markets Authority...

The Two Sides of the Cartes Bancaires Ruling: Assessment of the...

Frederic Pradelles, Andreas Scordamaglia-Tousis, Jan 30, 2015 The European Court of Justice recently delivered two seminal rulings in Groupement des Cartes Bancaires v Commission and...

Antitrust Issues in Two-Sided Network Markets: Lessons from In Re Payment...

Alan Sykes, Jan 30, 2015 In 2013, I served as a court-appointed expert in consolidated class and individual plaintiff antitrust litigation against Visa and Mastercard...

Card Surcharges and Cash Discounts: Simple Economics and Regulatory Lessons

Helene Bourguignon, Renato Gomes, Jean Tirole, Jan 30, 2015 The role of payment cards in modern economies can hardly be underrated. In 2013, debit and...

MIF: The Root of Evil or Just a Scapegoat?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Lia Vitzilaiou, May 27, 2008 Multilateral interchange fees and their appropriate regulation under EC...

The Drama of Interchange Fees

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Vitor Bento, Mar 31, 2008 The main problem with the economics of card payments...
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