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The Biggest Whoppers that the Merchant Payments Coalition Has Told Congress

The Merchants Payments Coalition (MPC) has routinely contacted Congress and the media over the last two years. MPC’s messaging to lawmakers, unfortunately, has gone from half-truths to outright fabrications. It takes only a few minutes of research to discover the reality behind the mistruths that MPC routinely spreads to mislead members of Congress. Here are just a few of their biggest whoppers.
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Myth vs. Fact: Setting the Record Straight on Interchange Price Controls

On January 19, 2022, the Merchant Payments Coalition (MPC) sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, highlighting Amazon’s decision to accept Visa credit cards in the U.K. The MPC argued that the U.S. should impose price controls on credit card interchange. In doing so, the letter makes numerous inaccurate claims about interchange. These claims have been debunked below.
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Infographic: When It Comes to Electronic Payments, Don’t Buy What Big-box Retailers and Convenience Stores Are Selling

Corporate, big-box retailers, and convenience store chains are at it again trying to sell members of Congress on the idea that they need interchange price controls. Don’t buy it. Their arguments don’t hold up against the facts. Check out EPC’s latest infographic that sets the record straight about the consequences of price controls on interchange.  To download full infographic, click here.
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