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Retailers Ask U.S. Regulators to Examine Visa, Mastercard Fees

    

    

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A coalition of trade associations representing some of the world’s largest retailers called on U.S. antitrust regulators to examine the fees charged by credit-card companies after Amazon.com Inc. threatened to ban Visa Inc. cards in the U.K.

The group said it was concerned about the “excessively high” fees Visa and rival Mastercard Inc. charge retailers. Amazon this week announced it would continue accepting Visa credit cards held by U.K. customers after saying it planned to ban such cards on its site starting Wednesday, due to rising transaction costs.