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New Surcharge Possible for Credit Card Users

February 17th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

According to the Cumberland Times-News, Maryland retailers can now charge a “checkout fee.” The fee can total up to 4 percent of the purchase price when a customer pays with a credit card, according to the Better Business Bureau Greater Maryland. The surcharge allows merchants to pass on costs that the retailer must pay to a creditor- an average of 2 percent for processing fees. The fee was made effective January 27th. 

One Response to “New Surcharge Possible for Credit Card Users”

  1. February 17, 2013 at 11:35 am, Janet said:

    Isn’t it true that the retailer must advise the customer if he is applying this charge.


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