Charge for using Debit Card

Is this still legal?
I was just in a shop, I got to the counter and produced my debit card, just to be told that there was a "25p charge for using a debit card for under £6"!

I walked out. I don't accept that. I thought it was illegal. Is it not?


  • zartub
    zartub Forumite Posts: 194 Forumite
    Not illegal as far as i know but i know some shops charge as much as a pound for under a fiver on a debit card. But fair play on you for walking out it seems a strange amount £6 !!!!!!
  • Buzby
    Buzby Forumite Posts: 8,275 Forumite
    It soon will be, but for the moment, no.
  • TheUmpteenth
    TheUmpteenth Forumite Posts: 64
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    I just can't abide by that kind of nonsense. It's greed, IMO.
  • Enterprise_1701C
    Enterprise_1701C Forumite Posts: 23,408
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Photogenic Mortgage-free Glee!
    At least they told you first. They are simply trying to recoup the charges they have to pay the card processors.
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
  • keelz
    keelz Forumite Posts: 46 Forumite
    My local shop charged me 50p today when I spent 7.00.
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors


  • All Categories
  • 338.8K Banking & Borrowing
  • 248.6K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 447.6K Spending & Discounts
  • 230.7K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 600.9K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 171.1K Life & Family
  • 244K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards