Interchange Works: Protect My Card!

In preparation for Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary hearing on “Excessive Swipe Fees and Barriers to Competition in the Credit and Debit Card Systems,” The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) and the Credit Unions National Association (CUNA) are launching a grassroots action alert regarding potentially harmful legislation and regulation concerning interchange fees. Many of you may recall that back in 2006, Senator Durbin of Illinois held a hearing on regulating interchange that eventually led to the passage of the Durbin amendment in 2010, which set federal price caps on debit interchange fees.

We need to send a strong message to the Senate to oppose any changes to the current interchange system. This current system protects credit cards and data and allows consumers to build credit and purchase necessary items. We want to flood the Senate with this message- especially to those Senators serving on the Judiciary and Banking Committees.

Consumers across the country rely on credit cards to make life happen, from paying for groceries and school supplies to covering emergency car repairs or medical expenses. Accepted nearly everywhere, credit cards offer robust security, fraud protection, and access to credit that may not otherwise be available. Interchange keeps consumers, merchants, and financial institutions safe.

Below, you can contact your federal lawmakers to inform them that the current interchange system in place benefits all stakeholders. Thank you for being engaged credit union advocates and for working so hard to provide essential services to your communities!

Make your voice heard today to protect credit unions and stop potential legislation that would be harmful to our industry.

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Written by
Lizeth George
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The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates represents nearly 300 credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. It has a combined total of almost $200 billion in assets and 12.4 million members. LSCU provides advocacy, compliance services, education and training, cooperative initiatives, and communications.

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