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Following the feedback sought by the European Commission (the ‘Commission’) regarding the commitments offered by Visa and Mastercard further to the Statement of Objections issued by the Commission regarding the competition concerns raised by inter-regional interchange fees (‘inter-regional MIFs’) for payment transactions, the Commission has accepted the commitments offered by Visa and Mastercard (read more here).

These commitments shall be applicable for a period of five years and six months and shall concern inter-regional MIFs applied to payment transactions made using Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, and V-PAY credit and debit card brands.

The accepted commitments and more information about these cases can be found here.

This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri