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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. 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 …
  5. 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 …
  6. Micro firms make highest business complaints to ACCC

    25 January 2017 - expect that the ban on excessive payment surcharging for all businesses on September 1 will generate significant interest from the business community. We have prepared advice for small business on the new credit card surcharging laws, which …
  7. 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 …
  8. ACCC says Small Businesses just need a level playing field

    24 July 2017 - Code of Conduct ) Working with businesses to ensure implementation of the new excessive payment surcharging and country …
  9. Advocacy for the consumer

    15 March 2017 - businesses comply with new excessive payment surcharge laws consumer issues arising from commission-based sales business models …
  10. Populism and the CCA

    30 November 2017 - surcharges, the Government gave us many important inquiries to run in electricity, gas and banking … I could use this entire …