The Small Business Payments Alliance is working to ensure the electronic payments system continues to deliver for American small businesses.

What's at stake

The Credit Card Competition Act is a direct threat to our electronic payments system and the locally owned, independent businesses, entrepreneurs, and tradespeople who use and accept credit cards.

The CCCA Would:

dramatically reduce credit card rewards.

compromise fraud protection & cybersecurity.

reduce access to capital and credit.

Take action

Congress needs to hear from you, not just the mega retailers who will solely benefit from this policy. Tell Congress how important credit cards and the electronic payments system are to American businesses and employees.

Submit a Video

Record a video telling the story of how credit cards and electronic payments are critical to your business.

send a Letter

Send a letter to share how our credit card system benefits you and your small business.

Small Business Voices

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Daniel Maloney, Sol Cacao

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Dawn Kelly, Nourish Spot

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Tiffini Gatlin, Latched and Hooked

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Grant Reynolds, Parcelle Wine

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Michelle Cadore, Da Spot NYC

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Bryan De Bruin, VanRock Holdings

In the news

New Report Affirms Value of Credit Cards for Small Business

The Small Business Payments Alliance (SBPA) issued a report today containing new data that affirms the value of credit cards for small businesses. According to consumer surveys and new research conducted over the first quarter of 2024, credit cards remain a top funding source for small and medium-sized businesses.

The Credit Card Competition Act would harm Missouri’s small businesses

As any small business owner knows, the customer experience is just as important as the quality of products or services we offer. For my wellness and beauty business, AN Skin & Beauty in O’Fallon, my customers expect and depend on being able to shop our products in my store and online with ease and peace-of-mind.


Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. The nation’s 33.3 million small businesses employ 61.6 million Americans – almost 46 percent of the private sector workforce. Small businesses across the country rely on credit cards and rewards to lower operating costs, re-invest in their businesses and employees, manage cash flow, and give customers more choice, security, and convenience in how they pay.

Protecting the modern, safe and secure electronic payments system

SBPA was formed in the wake of proposed changes to the electronic payments system that will jeopardize credit card access and benefits. Tradespeople, entrepreneurs, and locally-owned, independent businesses alike use credit cards to support their workers, manage their cash flow, cover operating costs, and collect rewards to re-invest in their businesses. Credit cards also ensure that their customers can make safe, secure, and convenient payments. The current competitive, free market credit card ecosystem provides major benefits to both small businesses and American consumers, and we’re making sure it stays that way.