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Economy & Jobs 28-03-2018

Consumers hail proposal to limit transaction costs in EU

The European Commission’s proposals to limit transfer costs to non-euro members and currency conversions abroad were welcomed by consumer and transparency activists, although NGOs complained that it would not benefit migrants’ remittances.
Euro & Finance 13-09-2016

A cashless society is a fairer society

Greater transparency is key to combatting VAT fraud and the shadow economy, writes Jason Lane.
Euro & Finance 12-04-2016

I use cash, and I’m not a criminal

Politicians left and right have begun calling for a ban on large-denomination banknotes and restrictions on cash payments as a means of fighting crime, money laundering and terrorism. Their argument is flawed, writes Guillaume Lepecq.
EU Priorities 2020 29-01-2016

Not so bad: 5 laws the EU nailed down in 2015

Brussels is frequently criticised for wasting time and resources, from banana bends to dim energy-saving lightbulbs. But, this past year, the EU adopted some legislation that benefitted German citizens. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Euro & Finance 10-03-2015

Parliament agrees to card caps

EU lawmakers agreed to impose caps on card payments in Europe following a vote in Parliament on Tuesday (10 March), applying to cross-border and domestic card-based payments.
Euro & Finance 04-07-2014

Italian presidency must prioritise card fees legislation, say businesses and consumers

Consumer and business organisations have called on the Italian Presidency of the EU and new European Parliament to make legislation capping payment card fees its “absolute priority.”
Euro & Finance 24-06-2014

More than half of retailers will not pass on capped card fee savings to customers

More than half of high value retailers will not pass on savings from the proposed EU cap on interbank fees on card payments to their customers, and instead invest the money into their business, according to new research.
Euro & Finance 04-04-2014

MEPs cap interbank fees

MEPs voted to cap interbank fees for all card payments on Thursday (3 April) , including business cards. EURACTIV France reports.
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Euro & Finance 10-02-2014

The Road to Financial Inclusion

MasterCard commissioned Ipsos MORI to help it understand what the impact of being financially ‘excluded’ or ‘underserved’ is on people’s everyday lives. This study – both quantitative and qualitative – looked at the financially ‘excluded’ and ‘underserved’ across Europe.
Euro & Finance 06-06-2013

MasterCard heads to court over EU ban on card fees

MasterCard will make a final attempt to overturn an EU ban on cross-border card fees in a hearing at Europe's highest court next month, in a case with repercussions for the financial industry and global card payment systems.