Visa vs. Amazon – is this the start of a revolution?

The battle lines have been drawn, but which side will back down first is still to be decided. Now in its third week, the spat caused by Amazon’s announcement that it would stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the UK from January 19th, 2022, due to the high fees the card provider places on transactions has got the payments world talking.

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  • John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.