End to credit card ‘rip-off’ charges
“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.