The Credit Card Industry in Israel

Review of Network Economics, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 2005

24 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2008 Last revised: 20 Aug 2008

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David Gilo

Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law

Yossi Spiegel

Tel Aviv University, Coller School of Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract

This paper reviews the Israeli credit card industry and discusses in detail the ongoing attempts by the Israeli Antitrust Authority (IAA) to promote competition in the industry. Currently, these attempts had only limited success: there is still little competition both on the issuing and the acquiring sides of the market.

Keywords: Interchange fees, Israel, Visa, MasterCard, credit cards, two sided markets, payment systems

JEL Classification: L00, K21, K00

Suggested Citation

Gilo, David and Spiegel, Yossi, The Credit Card Industry in Israel. Review of Network Economics, Vol. 4, No. 4, December 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1116401

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