The worst thing end-user organizations can do is to have an uninformed reaction to surcharging. It's important to first look at the big picture as end-users should also educate suppliers about the economics of card acceptance, pointing out the savings possible and other benefits.
When suppliers are reaping the rewards, they should not be adding a surcharge. They might overlook the benefits of card acceptance, as well as the cost of other payment methods like checks and cash.
This training on credit card interchange fees rules will clearly explain the changes in the rules, who benefits from the changes, and how it will affect the retailers and customers.
Why should you Attend: Passing on interchange fees has always been against card network regulations and companies have found unique ways to get around the regulations or simply did not comply. An anti-trust lawsuit was filed in 2005 and in July 13, 2012 the suit was finally settled.
Credit card surcharging is prohibited in ten (10) states while another dozen states are considering legislationSurcharging had been historically prohibited in the U.S. per the networks' merchant rules, as well as prohibited by law in 10 states. Any state law will continue to "trump" networks' merchant rules. The recent changes in surcharging law could not only affect your merchant processing transactions but also your credit card usage.
Areas Covered in the Session:
What changed in the rules?
Why did it change?
What rules apply to surcharge?
Who may benefit?
Will this change anything?
Who Will Benefit:
Small Business Owners
Corporate Risk Officers
Operational Risk Managers
Credit Card Program Administrators
Attorneys and legal staff
Ray Graberhas a deep and thorough understanding of banking, technology, and finance. His business experience includes banking technology research at TowerGroup; best practices internet security, policies, and procedures at FleetBoston Financial; wire transfer operations and product launches at Citibank and BankBoston; and treasury operations for a $325 million public company.
Mr. Graber was an adjunct professor at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College where he taught three graduate-level courses: E-Banking, the MBA Leadership Workshop, and Corporate Finance. Previously, he taught the Financial Management of Commercial Banks in the Boston College Carroll School of Management Masters of Finance Program and Working Capital Management and Cash Management at the Bentley College Graduate Business Program.
Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance and MIS, both from Boston College.