Comments on Federal Reserve interchange proposal due Feb. 12

November 13, 2023

The Federal Reserve published its interchange proposal Tuesday in the Federal Register with a comment deadline of Feb. 12. The Fed Board of Governors proposed the changes at its Oct. 25 meeting.

CUNA, Leagues, and credit unions strongly oppose changes to the current interchange system and are collaborating on a response with other financial services stakeholders.

Specifically, the proposal would:

  • Reduce the base component of the interchange fee cap to 14.4 cents (down from the current 21 cents), reduce the ad valorem component to 4.0 basis points (down from the current 5.0 basis points), and increase the fraud-prevention adjustment to 1.3 cents (up from the current one cent).
  • Update all three components of the interchange fee cap (base, ad valorem, and fraud prevention) every other year, starting in 2025, by directly linking the components to data from the Board’s biennial survey of large debit card issuers, without public comment.