29 Mar '17, 6am

Excessive Surcharges at Cafe POS are now illegal! - This is a special announcement regarding new Australian law...

Excessive Surcharges at Cafe POS are now illegal! This is a special announcement regarding new Australian laws coming into effect relating to charging a fee for payments off debit or credit cards, tap payments or alternative payment type like wechat/wepay or AliPay (payments by QR codes). Government is undertaking measures to eliminate excessive surcharging at the point of sale (POS). Some cafe owners and merchants are charging up to an additional dollar or more. Key things that you need to know; 1. It’s now illegal to charge an additional fee above what it costs you at the point of sale counter. 2. After 1st Sep 17 Government will be enforcing via fines. 3. It’s not illegal to have a minimum amount for card type payments. eg: $10 Minimum. 4. Additional info from govt here: http://www.rba.gov.au/payments-and-infrastructure/review-of-card-payments-regulation/ MCR advises al...

Full article: http://www.melbournecoffeereview.com/2017/01/excessive-su...

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