The Competition Commission of Mauritius orders two multinational financial companies to reduce their banking interchange fees in order to promote competition (Visa / MasterCard)

Mauritius: Competition Commission orders VISA and MasterCard to lower interchange fees* On 13 August 2019, the Competition Commission of Mauritius (CCM) has, following a lengthy investigation, ordered VISA and MasterCard (Respondents) to reduce their banking interchange fees from 1% to 0,5%. The CCM found that the Respondents set an interchange fee of 1% which in turn led to higher merchant fees. As a consequence, the interchange fee were found to have hampered the incentive for banks to issue

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Michael-James Currie, The Competition Commission of Mauritius orders two multinational financial companies to reduce their banking interchange fees in order to promote competition (Visa / MasterCard), 13 August 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin August 2019, Art. N° 91546

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