Sears, Roebuck and Co.'s courtroom victory over Visa U.S.A. this month has bankers worried that new competitors could enter the market and drive down profits.

A Utah jury found that Visa violated antitrust rules when it blocked Sears' Utah thrift, Mountainwest Financial, from offering a low-cost Visa card.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.