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No more surcharges: UK bans credit and debit card fees

The days of paying a hefty fee simply for paying by credit or debit card will soon be over, as the government has announced plans to ban card surcharges in the UK.
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6th April 06 Apr

Surcharge ban comes into force


Government agrees to ban rip-off card surcharges

The government has confirmed it will implement a ban against excessive card surcharges following the Which? surcharge super complaint. The Treasury has now confirmed it will implement the ban on excessive surcharges by bringing the Consumer Rights Directive into effect in the UK by the end of 2012.


Surcharges hit £40m since super complaint upheld

Our research shows we’re paying an estimated £265k in airline debit card surcharges each day, and we’ve spent £40m since the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) recommended that the government ban debit card surcharges.


8,000 emails sent to Mark Hoban

1st November

The OFT uphold our super complaint

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced that it is upholding our super complaint on unfair credit and debit card surcharges. The OFT has responded to confirm it is introducing enforcement measures, under the Consumer Protection Regulations, to take action against companies who are not transparent about their surcharges for paying by card.

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