Can businesses charge a fee for paying with a credit card?

Answer According to the "Merchant Council" website, Discover is the only major credit card company that allows businesses to charge customers a fee for using a credit card (as part of their contract with ... Read More »

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Is It Illegal in Florida to Charge a Fee for Paying with a Credit Card?

Yes, it is illegal in Florida. It is also illegal in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma and Texas. Visa's and Mastercard's terms of service also pro... Read More »

Is it illegal to charge extra for paying with a credit card?

Yes and no. Merchants are legally allowed to offer lower prices to customer who opt to pay in cash, according to Credit Info Center. They cannot, however, pass payment network surcharges in several... Read More »

Is it standard practice to charge credit card fees when paying by credit card?

While some businesses charge a fee when customers pay by credit card, it is against their merchant agreement with the credit card company, such as Visa or MasterCard. If you encounter a company th... Read More »

Can They Charge a Use Fee When Paying by a Credit Card?

A surcharge or checkout fee for using a credit card is usually illegal, but that doesn't mean merchants don't do it anyway. Passing along surcharge fees to consumers is expressly illegal in 10 stat... Read More »