Comments on Federal Reserve interchange proposal due Feb. 12

The Federal Reserve published its interchange proposal Tuesday in the Federal Register with a comment deadline of Feb. 12. The Fed Board of Governors proposed the changes at its Oct. 25 meeting.

CUNA, Leagues, and credit unions strongly oppose changes to the current interchange system and are collaborating on a response with other financial services stakeholders.

Specifically, the proposal would:

  • Reduce the base component of the interchange fee cap to 14.4 cents (down from the current 21 cents), reduce the ad valorem component to 4.0 basis points (down from the current 5.0 basis points), and increase the fraud-prevention adjustment to 1.3 cents (up from the current one cent).


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