Important Information regarding the Visa & MasterCard Payment Card Settlement:

Save the letter from the Settlement Class Administrator!

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The Interchange Fee Settlement Class Administrator has recently begun mailing letters to all merchants who accepted Visa or Mastercard at any time between 2004 and 2019.
It is not spam. It contains vital information necessary for your claim submission.

What is this about?

In short, this case is mainly about fees that merchants paid for accepting Visa or Mastercard from 2004 to 2019. Among other things, the lawsuit alleges that Visa and Mastercard violated the law by imposing rules restricting merchants from suggesting other payment methods, keeping fees high without competition. As part of the agreement, Visa, Mastercard, and the Issuing Bank Defendants will pay $5.54 billion to merchants in the Settlement Class. The amount you get depends on the fees you paid or estimated between January 1, 2004, and January 25, 2019, for Visa and Mastercard transactions. Again, If you plan on submitting a claim, save the letter you have already received or may receive shortly! It contains essential information for your claim submission. Per the Card Settlement site, claim forms began mailing on December 1, 2023, and will continue being sent for most of December. Because of the large number of claim forms being sent, you may not receive yours until late December 2023, or January 2024.

How to submit your claim:

  • You can easily visit
    • Follow the simple instructions on the letter you have received or will receive shortly.
  • Submit your claim before May 31, 2024
  • If you need assistance, you may contact the Class Administrator directly or if you would like assistance from a 3rd party, fill out this form and we will put you in touch with a preferred 3rd party vendor.


If your business accepted Visa and/or Mastercard between 2004 – 2019, you are eligible to a share in the settlement. If you are eligible, you have either received, or will shortly receive, a letter from the Class Administrator confirming your eligibility, with further instructions.

Exact numbers are unknown. $5.54 billion will be split proportionally among all qualifying merchants who submit claims, with larger merchants receiving more based on fees. There seems to be about 12 million merchants who qualify. Understandably, not all will submit claims.

If you previously signed up with a third party, hold on to the notice and consider touching base with them to confirm all is in order. The actual submission period began in December 2023, coinciding with the letters from the Class Administrator.

Contact the Class Administrator and request a replacement.
1-800-625-6440 (Toll-Free)
Call Center Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Monday – Friday except Holidays

It’s the same case, however the settlement amounts and terms have changed. No actual claims were able to be submitted until now.

The Claim Filing Deadline is May 31, 2024.

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