CUNA fights merchant surcharging in the Supreme Court

CUNA is taking the credit union case against payment card surcharges to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CUNA filed an amicus brief with the high court Wednesday in a case that challenges a New York law prohibiting merchants from imposing a surcharge for using a payment card, but does not prohibit cash discounts.

This, CUNA’s most recent move to protect consumers and credit unions from a merchants’ surcharge, follows action by CUNA on a state level in California, Texas and Florida and by the New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA) in that state.

“CUNA is resolute in our work to inform the judicial system about this issue. It is a push for a fee by merchants in an attempt to shift their costs of using electronic payments to consumers and financial institutions, while continuing to allow merchants to receive the benefits of participating in the system,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.


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