- Published: Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:15
RSPA’s RetailNOW 2019 tradeshow is now behind us. We took some time to put together a video of our RetailNOW 2019 PayLink reveal.
Company alleges anticompetitive behavior, monopolization and attempted monopolization that blocks competition and inflates payment processing costs for mid-to-large table service restaurants.
As the issuance of EMV chip cards became prevalent in the United States, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill franchisee owner Vijay M., was concerned about the increase in EMV related chargebacks which was starting to threaten his bottom line. Since Vijay did not have an EMV chip card solution in place, the new rules around accepting chip cards meant he would continue to lose all EMV related chargebacks without a chance to appeal. Vijay worried about accepting card payments for large takeout orders and parties for fear of EMV related chargebacks.
Anyone selling an EMV solution has undoubtedly heard a similar sentiment from merchants. While EMV chargebacks are certainly happening to merchants in every industry, businesses with average transactions of around $25.00 are benefiting from a protection that Visa® put in place in July 2016 with American Express® following suit in August 2016. However these same protections are set to expire in April 2018 and there will no longer be a safety net in place for these merchants.