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FTC Challenges Mastercard

On December 23, 2022, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued an order requiring Mastercard to fully comply with the 2010 Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires that debit card issuers enable a minimum of two unaffiliated networks on every debit card. The FTC says that the current practice of tokenizing online debit Mastercard transactions effectively locks those payments to the Mastercard network. This denies ecommerce merchants the opportunity to route payments to an alternative, less expensive network such as Star, Nyce, Pulse or Accel. Tokens are integral to increas...

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January 2023
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Global Network Payment Card Transactions Projected Worldwide

Market Shares of Purchase Transactions in 2022 by Region

Purchase Transactions Worldwide Global Brands–Projected through 2027

Ten-Year Growth in Global Brand Purchase Transactions–from 2012–2022

Ten Largest M&A Transactions in 2022

M&A Activity in Merchant Processing and Acquiring–Second Half of 2022

US General Purpose Card Brands through 3Q 2022

Investments & Acquisitions–November 2022