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Amazon's UK Visa card block prompts lawmaker questions on payments regulator's powers

By Fiona Maxwell
  • 08 Dec 2021 06:29
  • 08 Dec 2021 06:29
The UK payments watchdog has been asked by lawmakers to set out its research and ability to act on dominance in the payment cards market in the wake of Amazon's decision to stop accepting UK-issued Visa credit cards.

Mel Stride, who chairs Parliament’s Treasury Committee, sent six questions to the Payment System

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Fiona Maxwell

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Fiona Maxwell is a financial services senior correspondent at MLex in London. She began her career as a reporter for, writing about EU post-crisis regulation, and later worked for POLITICO in Brussels, covering the intersect between financial policy and politics. Prior to joining MLex, Fiona worked at the Bank of England as a policy adviser in the prudential policy directorate.

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