The flat rate CASH DISCOUNT program has evolved from The Durbin Amendment.

The Durbin Amendment is Section 920 in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Act, which is part of the broader Financial Regulation Reform and Consumer Act passed by the Senate in May 2010.

July 21, 2011, merchants can impose a $10 minimum on credit card transaction and can offer cash discounts at the register for cash purchases. This was previously banned in VISA® and Mastercard® merchant agreements.