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New Laws for Credit Card Surcharge

credit card surcharge


credit card surcharge


From the 1st of January, merchants will no longer have the opportunity to charge excessive merchant fees on purchases.

Merchants must lower the fee that actually covers the reasonable cost of accepting the card.

With the RBA rule, stores, airlines, taxis and websites will be prohibited from charging excessive curcharges when they use a credit card.

This doesn’t mean that the surcharge will be eliminated, but it simply means that the merchant will need to limit the surcharge on purchases.

Most companies charge a 1-2% charge for using VISA, Mastercard, AMEX and


Companies severely imapacted by the new legislation are Qantas, Cabcharge and Virgin.



Kris Bondin is the Managing Director of Bills to Pay. As a qualified CPA accountant, Kris wanted to make a positive change to people’s lives when it came to their finances.

Bills to Pay was established to help both individuals and families carefully manage their money with the ultimate goal of helping people get to a healthier financial position.




Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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