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Energy markets in the spotlight: S&P Global Ratings releases the latest edition of IFR Outlook

The latest edition of IFR Outlook – S&P’s monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating news – suggests energy markets around the world are under tough scrutiny. In the front page feature, Pierre Georges, director of EMEA utilities, explains that in an environment of weak power prices, Europe’s nuclear fleets face …

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S&P Global Ratings goes green with its latest edition of IFR Outlook

The latest edition of IFR Outlook – S&P’s monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating update news – is out now, and the outlook is green-tinted. This month, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Global Environmental & Climate Risk Research, describes a new product to analyse and …

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CMSpi highlights how merchants must remain savvy to benefit from card transaction fee caps in bobsguide

  The introduction of the European Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR) in 2015 signalled fairer interchange fees on debit and credit payments for merchants. Yet, with instances of acquirers failing to pass on savings, and introducing new fees in attempts to claw back lost revenue, it appears that merchants have an uphill struggle when it comes …

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CMSpi examines the challenging card transaction fee landscape in Finance Digest

The implementation of the interchange fee regulation (IFR) in December 2015, which caps debit and credit card interchange fees at 0.2% and 0.3% of the transaction value respectively, could save UK merchants an average of 25% per annum on existing credit and debit card transaction fees, according to CMSpi estimations. Yet while this points to …

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Why retailers may miss out on the benefits of interchange fee caps: CMSpi in A1 Retail

The recent introduction of interchange fee caps on card transactions has been welcomed by retailers, with CMSpi estimating that UK merchants could save up to £650 million per annum as a result. Yet despite the huge potential benefits on offer, there is the possibility that acquirers may withhold some of the savings, leaving retailers without …

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CMSpi: Huge savings generated by interchange fee caps may not be passed on to retailers

European Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR), which came into force in early December 2015 and caps interchange fees on card transactions, stands to bring huge savings for many merchants. In fact, payments experts CMSpi calculates that merchants could save an average of 25% on existing credit and debit card transaction fees – amounting to £650 million …

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CMSpi discusses the impact of interchange fee regulation on retailers in GTNews

Merchants across Europe stand to receive €4.2 billion of annual savings following the introduction of interchange fee regulation (IFR) caps, which have seen fees being capped at 0.2% of the transaction value for debit cards and 0.3% for credit cards. This equates to an average saving of nearly 50% on previous fees. Yet due to …

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CMSpi’s Alistair Combes features as the guest columnist in Gambling Insider

Interchange fee regulation (IFR), which aims to introduce fairer fees for merchants, is set to come into force in December 2015. Yet CMSpi has learned that Visa plans to maintain its current debit card interchange fees in the UK after the IFR’s implementation. In Gambling Insider‘s GI Friday magazine, Alistair Combes, Director of Knowledge at CMSpi, …

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