End to credit card ‘rip-off’ charges

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“RIP-OFF” sur­charges levied by com­pa­nies on cus­tomers who pay with debit or credit cards are to end at the start of next year, the Gov­ern­ment has an­nounced.

The new rules will ban com­pa­nies from charg­ing up to 20% more for pur­chases such as flights just for pay­ing with a credit card.

The sur­charges are com­monly levied by busi­nesses rang­ing from take­away apps to global air­lines on cus­tomers who pay by card.

The rules will also tackle sur­charg­ing by lo­cal coun­cils and gov­ern­ment agen­cies.

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