A Bouncing Debit Card?

by Banking.com Staff March 7, 2011   Insights

While many consumers enjoy the benefits and convenience of debit cards, some banks across the country are beginning to consider allowing debit cards to “bounce” – similar to how a check would not clear.

According to the Wall Street Journal, with new rules and regulation in place, banks are now restricted on how much they can charge merchants for debit transactions, with the end result being a loss of billions in revenue.

Some are considering dividing debit services into components and charging for each separately, at the cost of the merchant. This turns the table on retailers, who according to the post, “won a significant victory with the enactment of debit-transaction fee limits.”

Is your institution considering allowing debit cards to “bounce?” Leave us a comment below.

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