CASE COMMENTS : ANTICOMPETITIVE PRACTICES – BANKING SECTOR - INTERBANK COMMISSIONS – PAYMENT MODES - ANTICOMPETITIVE OBJECT OR EFFECT – COSTS ADEQUACY – UNDERTAKINGS

Interbank commissions – Payment modes: The French Competition Authority obtains the early removal of the main interbank commissions on several payment modes (Sector of payment modes)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc., Dec. of 5 July 2012 on practices identified in the cashless payment sector Third Authority decision on interbank fees, this time concerning cashless means other than cheques (dealt with by Decision No. 10-D-28 of 20 September 2010) and cards (dealt with, as far as bank cards are concerned, by Decision No. 11-D-11 of 7 July 2011). This is an opportunity for the Autorité de la concurrence to carry out a new analysis of interbank commissions and to obtain even greater commitments from French banks and the FBF. However, the Authority's reading of the decision shows that it is very cautious about the legal assessment to be made since the Paris

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Nathalie Jalabert-Doury, Interbank commissions – Payment modes: The French Competition Authority obtains the early removal of the main interbank commissions on several payment modes (Sector of payment modes), 5 July 2012, Concurrences N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49495, pp. 69-71

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