Is your favourite shop ‘surcharge-free?’

A coalition of merchants, business groups and consumer advocates has launched the Surcharge Free campaign, a “national movement urging businesses across the country to end the payment surcharge once and for all.”

Research that shows the vast majority of people dislike credit card surcharges from merchants and retailers. A significant proportion of people would think twice about giving repeat business to a merchant that surcharged them.

About 5000 submissions to the Financial System Inquiry called for surcharging to be banned or excessive surcharging to be policed more effectively.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald