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Just to clarify, the seller charged you £18 for making payment with your credit card, in addition to the £700 you had to pay?
OK no problem at all. What did you buy and was the administration fee charged when you went to pay with your card?
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I am still slightly unsure of that the main issues is – did the retailer charge you extra for you using your credit card to have to pay for the purchase?
Thank you. According to the Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012, it is no longer lawful for retailers to charge you a fee to just use a credit card for payment. So whilst retailers can increase their general prices to cover these charges, they cannot make a separate, one-ff charge to allow you to pay by credit card. They are able to add an admin fee but only if this is justifiable and it applies to all other payment methods, not just credit cards.
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