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Credit card surcharges now allowed, but retailers hesitate


Jan 25, 2013 ... Will retailers smack you with card surcharge fees? ... by the settlement, so consumers somewhere will likely pay more to use their credit cards. ... Convenience stores have long said that swipe fees take a substantial bite out of ...

Convenience fees: When is it OK to charge extra to use a credit card?


Big-ticket items can have an extra cost in the form of "convenience fees. ... from applying surcharges to normal transactions, we do permit our cards to be used ... can charge convenience fees, the cost of accepting credit cards is less prohibitive . ... "We believe that surcharging credit card purchases is harmful to consumers...

Consumer World: Credit Card Surcharges


Jan 27, 2013 ... New rules from MasterCard and Visa will allow merchants to charge up to a 4% surcharge for credit card purchases.

Retailers May Begin Charging Swipe Fees on Credit Card Purchases


Jan 25, 2013 ... Some retailers may be tacking on "checkout fees" to credit card transactions starting January 27. ... from adding a surcharge to consumer credit card purchases. ... products and services are, and what types of payments they accept. ... charges will range between 1.5 and 3 percent of the credit card purchase.

Credit Cards | State of California - Department of Justice - Kamala D ...


Merchants who wish to accept credit cards must also follow certain ... Your bank stands in the shoes of the merchant and will credit your account while it .... a surcharge when a consumer chooses to use a credit card instead of paying by cash.

AG - Credit Card Surcharges


The Attorney General provides Consumer Alerts to inform the public of unfair, ... The typical cost of processing credit card transactions is between 1.5 and 3 percent ... that a surcharge will be imposed on the website page where credit cards are ...

Credit or Debit Card Surcharges Statutes


(c) A consumer shall not be deemed to have elected to use a credit card in ... if only credit cards are accepted by that retailer in payment for an order made by a  ...

Checkout Fees: Everything You Need to Know | Electronic Payments ...


Online merchants must alert consumers that a surcharge will be imposed on the webpage ... Full Story: Keep Congress, courts away from credit cards ... merchants) to pass their credit card acceptance fees onto consumers in the form of a fee.

Credit-Card Surcharges Won't Be as Terrible as They Sound | TIME ...


Jan 25, 2013 ... 27, retailers will be allowed to tack a surcharge of up to 4% onto your tab if ... As consumers, we don't take kindly to paying fees for stuff that used to be free. ... charges is that consumers might reduce their use of credit cards.

Credit card surcharges? Don't expect to see them anytime soon ...


Feb 8, 2013 ... Merchants can now impose fees of up to 4 percent, but competition, consumer ... Some consumers have bristled at the idea that retailers might start ... that take PayPal can't impose surcharges, according to Vantage Card ...

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Can my business add a surcharge for card-paying customers?


... rate merchant provider so that I can reduce my fees to credit and debit consumers. ... "Most of what retailers can and cannot do involving credit and debit cards is ... That doesn't mean you can't somehow recoup the costs of accepting credit cards. ... to be legal to say you are adding a surcharge to credit card purcha...

Visa USA | Surcharge Fees


Visa USA | Understand merchant surcharges on your card and learn what to look out ... permitted to impose a surcharge on consumers when they use a credit card . ... Additionally, merchants may not require a minimum purchase requirement of ... rules at a merchant location in the U.S. that accepts Visa, you can take action.

Charging Credit Card Fees to Customers


In theory, the settlement will allow businesses to reduce the impact of credit ... been defined as a fee charged to consumers who use credit cards that would not ... However, if you do business in multiple states, you may still surcharge credit ...