Launches “Durbin Interchange Debate” Strategy Session

New payments and banking portal offers analysis, headlines, govt. documents, opinions and online Durbin Interchange Debate related resources compiled by Mercator Advisory Group analysts

Boston, MA --, powered by the Mercator Advisory Group, is pleased to announce the “Durbin Interchange Debate” Strategy Session found at

The Durbin Amendment has served to polarize the payments and banking industries with opinion makers on both sides of the interchange fee regulation issue striving to make their voices heard, states Patricia Hewitt, director of the Debit Advisory Service at Mercator Advisory Group and contributor to

“As the Federal Reserve moves closer to issuing their final rules, legislators grapple with delay bills, and a lawsuit plays out in a courtroom in South Dakota. We believe the industry will benefit from a portal into the issues on both sides of the debate,” Hewitt says. “The Durbin Amendment has created significant ongoing challenges to the financial services market and tracking the state of the issue is the primary impetus of this Strategy Session.”

The Durbin Amendment Debate Strategy Session offers:

Relevant news headlines and developments posted regularly.

Noteworthy documents and topic presentations.

Links to informative online resources including opinions, documents, federal papers, and analysis.

Perspectives by Mercator analysts and industry thought leaders.

Links to Mercator Advisory Group research.

Updated regularly, Strategy Sessions provide industry-level snapshots of topical issues by organizing resources, thought leadership, documentation, external links, and daily news items in an easy to navigate landing page.

Join the conversation. invites readers to participate in the discussion and will accept industry perspectives, links, and resources on this topic for review by the editorial team. PaymentsJournal provides companies with an opportunity to host their own Strategy Session on For more information email

Be sure to become a registered user of PaymentsJournal and get free access to all downloadable documents and our daily email with the latest news and updates delivered right to your inbox.


Launched in March 2011, is a comprehensive online information portal designed to keep payments and banking industry professionals updated through daily delivery of the latest news, views, and developments that matter most. is published by the Mercator Advisory Group, an independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on payments and banking, and is an excellent resource for anyone with a stake or interest in those industries.

About Mercator Advisory Group
Mercator Advisory Group is the leading, independent research and advisory services firm exclusively focused on the payments and banking industries. We deliver pragmatic and timely research and advice designed to help our clients uncover the most lucrative opportunities to maximize revenue growth and contain costs. Our clients range from the world's largest payment issuers, acquirers, processors, merchants and associations to leading technology providers and investors. Mercator Advisory Group is also the publisher of the online payments and banking news and information portal