AmEx to Stop Merchant Curbs

The credit card giants in the United States are gearing up to slug it out at the checkout counter once again. After years of prohibiting merchants who accept its cards from steering customers to other brands, American Express is lifting these restrictions. The change comes after a federal judge found in February that AmEx’s rules on the matter were anti-competitive. This week, a separate court denied the company’s request to keep the rules in place pending its appeal. This means that starting next month, merchants will be able to offer discounts or rebates to customers paying with a card from

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