WASHINGTON — Small banks continue to pull in significant revenue from interchange fees on debit cards despite fears a new rule directed at larger institutions could have hurt them too, according to a report issued this week by the Federal Trade Commission.

The report, requested by Congress in last year's appropriations bill, examines the impact of the so-called Durbin amendment, a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that required the Federal Reserve Board to limit interchange fees on debit cards. The measure included a carve-out for smaller institutions — one that many community bankers said wouldn't work, raising concerns that payment networks would coordinate with larger banks.

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