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Mastercard, Visa face fresh UK bundled antitrust damages claims over card fees

By Simon Zekaria
  • 07 Jan 2020 05:00
  • 07 Jan 2020 05:00

Mastercard and Visa have been hit with two bundled UK antitrust damages claims from over 50 companies — including hotels, retailers and England's governing body for rugby union — seeking compensation for losses suffered as a result of alleged inflated payment-card fees, MLex has learned.

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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