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No more surcharges for paying by card

Changes subject to Tynwald approval

Manx traders could soon be banned from applying surcharges to payments made using credit or debit cards.

The Office of Fair Trading has agreed the Island will follow the U.K. by making it illegal for businesses to add extra charges when customers pay by card.

Subject to Tynwald approval, the changes will come into effect on the 13th of January, concurrently with the UK.

Director of the OFT is Mike Ball.

He insists traders won't be forced to accept certain methods of payment, but will have to charge the same amount: 

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