Marshalled List of Amendments

Monday 19 April 2021

15 April 2021

Private Members' Business

Item : Order Paper 89/17-22 – Monday 19 April 2021

Private Members' Business

Motion: Brexit and Card Fees


That this Assembly regrets the decision of Visa and Mastercard to increase, drastically, their fees for EU card transactions; notes that these increases are only possible because of Brexit and the subsequent loss of EU consumer protections; condemns this cynical exploitation of working people and small and medium-sized enterprises by big banks and card companies during a global pandemic; further notes that this extortionate increase will disproportionately impact border communities, who have already borne the brunt of Brexit; and urges the British government to reverse these increases through legislation to regulate interchange fees on EU transactions.

[Dr Caoimhe Archibald]
[Mr John O'Dowd]
[Ms Jemma Dolan]
[Ms Liz Kimmins]


The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

Leave out all after the second 'Brexit;' and insert:

'recognises that the United Kingdom's ability to regulate charges on cross-border transactions is limited; calls on the UK Government to reinstate the previous cap on interchange fees within its regulatory authority; and further calls on the UK Government to engage with the European Union to reach an agreement on interchange fee caps on UK-EU and EU-UK card transactions as part of wider efforts to ease the trading frictions caused by Brexit.'

[Mr Stewart Dickson]
[Mr Andrew Muir]

Find MLAs

Find your MLAs

Locate MLAs


News and Media Centre

Visit the News and Media Centre

Read press releases, watch live and archived video

Find out more

Follow the Assembly

Follow the Assembly on our social media channels

Keep up-to-date with the Assembly

Find out more

Useful Contacts

Contact us

Contacts for different parts of the Assembly

Contact Us