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Friday, 07 September 2012 10:18

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Travel companies will no longer be able to rip off customers by charging a hefty fee for processing their credit card, the government announced this week.

Consumer affairs minister Norman Lamb said: "Traders will no longer be able to make a profit by charging the consumer for credit or debit card use above the amount it costs them to process that payment".

Many of's competitors charge between £2 and £2.50 per transaction, springing the extra cost on the customer at the end of the booking process.


When you buy an car hire excess insurance policy, from £2.99 for a daily policy and from £39.99 for an annual policy, you pay ONLY for the product amount at the end of the transaction.  This is irrespective of whether you use a debit or a credit card; we do not charge a fee.

The new rules are expected to be in place from January next year.



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