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Britain brings in ban on 'rip-off' surcharges

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A ban on "rip-off" surcharges imposed on credit card spending came into force in Britain on Saturday, meaning traders must ensure that the extra fees reflect genuine processing costs. 

File picture for illustration only shows a woman reaching for credit cards. A ban on "rip-off" surcharges imposed on credit card spending came into force in Britain on Saturday, meaning traders must ensure that the extra fees reflect genuine processing costs.

The ban on excessive charges for paying for goods and services such as flights and entertainment tickets by credit or debit card was welcomed by campaigners.

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