Webinar: How does the Durbin Amendment compare to the new EU Interchange Fee Regulation?

Thursday, January 14, 2016 
10:00am - 11:00am CT

Note: MAG webinars are offered as a free service to MAG members. 

On December 9 2015, Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR) became active in Europe. This webinar, presented by MAG sponsor and international payments experts, CMSpi, informs participants of the key features of the IFR, differences between European countries, the impact on merchants across Europe and observations of how it’s going so far. Participants will learn about Durbin vs. European IFR. Successes, failures, opportunities and lessons to be learned from each. In the US, implementation of the Durbin Amendment has failed merchants. Flawed implementation, processor absorption, and network fees combined to wipe out Durbin benefits for many merchants. This webinar will outline why the US needs a new settlement.

Moderator: Liz Garner, Vice President, Merchant Advisory Group

Brendan Doyle, CEO, CMSpi

08b - Brendan Doyle image 2Brendan founded CMSpi in 1991 after identifying a need in the market for a truly independent, merchant-centric payments consultancy. Brendan has been an active campaigner for interchange regulation for many years, and is considered a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading merchant organizations. 

Speaker: Alistair Combes, SVP – Knowledge & Products, CMSpi

Alistair Combes

Alistair, a Mathematics graduate of the University of Cambridge in the UK, is SVP of knowledge and products at CMSpi. He specializes in non-cash payments, regulation and breaking down end-to-end supply chain costs for merchants.


In the last year alone, CMSpi analysed and negotiated over $200 billion of cash and card payments.