A More Competitive Debit Network Battlefield

The global and EFT debit networks are pulling out all the stops to protect, defend, and expand their respective market share.

Savvy merchants are deploying smart routing to reduce processing fees to maximum effect, and issuers are working to limit the negative impact of that action on their debit card income. Networks are deploying new products and creative pricing in the no man’s land between issuers and acquirers. And the overturn of the Durbin Amendment would turn the tide of the battle in an instant.

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Related Concerns

If you find this piece of interest and would like to explore this issue further, possible proprietary project work could be done to examine questions like these:

  • What is the best way to develop a strategic plan for debit cards within your organization?

  • How can you as an issuer select the optimal network affiliations for your debit cards?

  • What considerations should you take into account to maximize your organization’s debit card income?

  • What are the likely impacts of the U.S. Faster Payments initiative on the network debit?

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