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Reg II 2.0 Revealed: A Summary of the Fed’s Final Guidance

Posted by Myron Schwarcz and Keith Ash on Oct 4, 2022 9:24:34 AM

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It has been almost a year and a half since the Fed had requested public comment on a “non-substantive” proposed amendment to Regulation II that would 1.) specify that the prohibition on network exclusivity applies to card-not-present debit card transactions, 2.) clarify the responsibility of the issuer to enable at least two unaffiliated networks to comply with the prohibition on network exclusivity, and 3.) standardize and explain the use of certain terminology. The proposal was anything but non-substantive and would have fundamentally altered issuers’ compliance obligations under Durbin. The Fed received more than 2,750 comments, and it has taken nearly a year since the comment period was completed to receive a final ruling. The ruling has finally arrived.

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Topics: Debit Card Interchange, Durbin Amendment, Card Networks, Federal Reserve, regulation II, debit card issuers

How a CBDC Could Disrupt the US Financial System

Posted by Paul Davis on Jan 27, 2022 9:30:00 AM

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Creating a US central bank digital currency (CBDC) could have several benefits; however, it would also cause a plethora of systemic challenges for the existing financial system.

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Topics: Vendor management, Cryptocurrency, CBDC, Federal Reserve, Blockchain

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