MP backs change to card charges

EDINBURGH West Liberal Democrat MP Mike Crockart has called for better protection for people making payments on credit or debit cards.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 14th September 2011, 6:20 pm

He is backing a campaign by Consumer magazine Which? urging the Government to ban debit card charges, and to make credit card charges fair and transparent.

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He said: “Businesses are taking advantage of the current lack of regulation to impose additional charges on customers when they use their debit or credit cards.

“Processing a debit card payment for flights costs a business approximately 20p, and yet a family of four flying abroad this summer could pay up to £48 in debit card surcharges.”