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Update on publication of the card-acquiring market review interim report

Published 16 03 2020

We are carrying out a market review into the supply of card-acquiring services following concerns that the supply of these services may not be working well for merchants, and ultimately consumers.

We are planning to publish our interim report for consultation in June 2020. After the publication of the interim report, as well as considering the written responses we have received, we also plan to carry out a programme of stakeholder engagement – such as roundtable discussions - to listen to and discuss stakeholders’ views. We will consider these views carefully before we publish the final report. 

We are mindful of the impact that Coronavirus (Covid 19) could have on both our work and the ability to engage with our stakeholders, so the format and timings of our engagement will depend on the situation at the time.