Credit Cards (Merchant Acquisition) Order 1990 review

The CMA reviewed the Credit Cards (Merchant Acquisition) Order 1990.

Case timetable

Date Action
15 November 2015 Final decision published
23 September to 6 October 2015 Consultation on provisional decision
23 September 2015 Publish provisional decision
September to October 2015 Consideration and analysis of written submissions and other evidence
14 August 2015 Closing date for invitation to comment

Final decision

15 October 2015: Following consultation, the CMA has decided that the Credit Cards (Merchant Acquisition) Order 1990 should be revoked.

Decision to undertake review

The CMA has decided to conduct a review of whether the Credit Cards (Merchant Acquisition) Order 1990, is no longer appropriate due to a material change of circumstances having occurred and needs to be varied, superseded or removed.

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