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  1. Red Balloon pays penalty for excessive payment surcharges

    17 November 2017 - infringement notices by the ACCC for alleged breaches of the new excessive payment surcharges laws in the Competition and Consumer … surcharges in respect of payments they made by MasterCard credit, Visa credit, Visa debit and MasterCard debit respectively. “Red Balloon was charging these customers more than allowed under the law prohibiting excessive payment surcharges on card …
  2. Small business urged to review their payment surcharges

    3 July 2017 - 3 July 2017 The ACCC is urging small business owners to start preparing now for the ban on excessive payment surcharges … year. “Small businesses that choose to impose payment surcharges should review their surcharge levels to ensure … if your cost of acceptance for Visa Credit is one per cent you can only surcharge one per cent on Visa credit card payments …
  3. Excessive payment surcharge ban

    31 August 2017 - surcharges for using certain types of EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and American Express cards to make payments. The excessive surcharging ban has applied to large businesses since September last year and now extends to all businesses that are either based in Australia or use an Australian bank. The ban does not affect businesses that choose not to apply a surcharge to payments …
  4. Consumers

    28 June 2017 - Featured topics Person using a tablet to shop online Credit, debit & prepaid card surcharges A new ban stops businesses from charging payment surcharges on credit, debit and prepaid card payments that are excessive. Protecting yourself from scams Scammers know how to press your buttons to get what they want. One of the best ways to combat this is to stay one step …
  5. Publications

    3 November 2017 - as ‘free range’. 6 February 2018 Payment surcharges - only charge what it costs you Payment surcharges - only charge what it costs you Do you charge customers a surcharge on transactions? This is a quick guide to what you can and can’t include when working out your surcharge. 24 January 2018 Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December 2017 Small business in focus …
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    3 November 2017 - 6 February 2018 Payment surcharges - only charge what it costs you Payment surcharges - only charge what it costs you Do you charge customers a surcharge on transactions? This is a quick guide to what you can and can’t include when working out your surcharge. 24 January 2018 Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December 2017 Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December …
  7. Small business in focus - 1 January to 30 June 2017 ( PDF 527.1 KB )

    24 July 2017 - networks hit over 10 000 for the first time Coming up this year • Excessive payment surcharge ban on all businesses —1 … terms, excessive payment surcharges, and country of origin labelling laws. We have worked to protect small businesses … website. Excessive payment surcharging There’s a new law that prevents businesses overcharging their customers for card …
  8. ACCC issues ACCCount for July to September 2017 quarter

    7 November 2017 - representations that its eggs were ‘free range’. A ban on excessive payment surcharges applying to all businesses across Australia …
  9. CCA compliance in interesting times

    24 February 2017 - arrangements. Payment surcharges In September last year, we began enforcing the ban on excessive surcharges as outlined in the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015.   The ban stops businesses from charging payment surchargessurcharging behaviour that may breach component pricing provisions. Broadband performance and speed claims The communication …
  10. High Court rules in ACCC's favour in air cargo cartel case

    14 June 2017 - alleging they colluded with other airlines on charges for fuel, security, insurance surcharges, and a customs fee …