PODCAST: The interchange issue

Credit Card Competition Act would harm members and credit unions.

Richard Gose (left) and Madison Rose

A bill introduced in Congress that would allow merchants to bypass established secure payment networks and instead route payments through an unaffiliated network has drawn concerns from CUNA, leagues, and credit union leaders.

“The so-called Credit Card Competition Act is nothing more than a massive financial windfall for big box retailers at the expense of consumers,” says CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “This legislation would jeopardize access to safe, affordable credit.”

Interchange fees cover the costs of fraud detection, credit monitoring, and fraudulent purchase protection, which keeps consumers, merchants, and financial institutions safe.

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, CUNA Managing Editor Jennifer Plager speaks with Richard Gose, CUNA’s chief political officer, and Madison Rose, CUNA’s director of advocacy and counsel.


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