Warning! Swiping Your Credit Card Could Cost You More Starting Jan. 27

Retailers can now charge you for using a credit card

   

visa mastercard 630 logos 300x199 Warning! Swiping Your Credit Card Could Cost You More Starting Jan. 27Starting Sunday, retailers will have the right to charge a fee if you buy something with a credit card.

In a lawsuit settlement between retailers and several large banks, a judge has ruled that retailers can pass along the bank fees associated with credit cards, ABC 15 is reporting. The ruling becomes effective this Sunday, Jan. 27.

Typical charges for credit card usage are between 1.5% and 3%. Some range as high as 4%, warns Consumer World. All of that could be passed along to consumers.

For worried shoppers, retailers will be required to post the fees prominently in the stores and on their websites. Consumers should look for the posting near the entrance and close to the registers. For online retailers, the fees must be disclosed on the first page where credit cards are mentioned.

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