ECON Votes in Favor of the MIF Regulation

On January 27, the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (“ECON”) released a press release stating that it had voted in favour of the proposed Regulation on multilateral interchange fees (“MIF Regulation”). This vote confirms an informal deal struck with the Council of Europe in December and will enforce a cap on the fees that banks can charge retailers for processing shoppers’ payments.

The European Parliament as a whole is expected to vote on the deal at the second plenary session in April.  Press Release.