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    • irritated
    • By irritated 10th May 18, 6:35 PM
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    Credit Card charge
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    • 10th May 18, 6:35 PM
    Credit Card charge 10th May 18 at 6:35 PM
    I thought that "whoever" could no longer charge for using Credit Card as payment. Have just renewed my road tax online and if I had used my Credit Card I would have been charged an extra 2.50 for using same. Does it not apply to Goverment Departments?
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    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 10th May 18, 6:54 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 6:54 PM
    The 2.50 fee should only apply if you use a business credit card - as opposed to a personal credit card.

    (Although I don't how they determine whether the credit card is a business one or a personal one.)
    • nic_c
    • By nic_c 10th May 18, 7:09 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 7:09 PM
    when I renewed by CC a few months ago, no extra charge
    • Dobbibill
    • By Dobbibill 10th May 18, 8:11 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:11 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:11 PM
    It should have 'corporate card' by the side of it.

    There is another option for personal card which doesn't have a fee.
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    • pochisoldi
    • By pochisoldi 10th May 18, 8:20 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:20 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 8:20 PM
    The 2.50 fee should only apply if you use a business credit card - as opposed to a personal credit card.

    (Although I don't how they determine whether the credit card is a business one or a personal one.)
    Originally posted by eddddy
    There's a database of "BIN"s aka the first 6 digits of a card which will tell a merchant what the card is.

    If you want to have a play, go to https://www.bindb.com/bin-database.html and try the following:
    553422
    377171
    and
    415929

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    • Ben8282
    • By Ben8282 11th May 18, 3:57 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 3:57 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 3:57 AM
    I thought that "whoever" could no longer charge for using Credit Card as payment. Have just renewed my road tax online and if I had used my Credit Card I would have been charged an extra 2.50 for using same. Does it not apply to Goverment Departments?
    Originally posted by irritated
    IF you had used your credit card. But you didn't did you so you have been charged nothing. If you go back and read things correctly you will find that personal credit cards are no longer accepted. Business credit cards will be accepted as the law regarding the charging of a fee does not apply to such cards.
    • StevieJ
    • By StevieJ 11th May 18, 9:53 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 9:53 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 9:53 AM
    IF you had used your credit card. But you didn't did you so you have been charged nothing. If you go back and read things correctly you will find that personal credit cards are no longer accepted. Business credit cards will be accepted as the law regarding the charging of a fee does not apply to such cards.
    Originally posted by Ben8282
    Not sure about that, I thought I paid by personal CC at no charge?
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    • mcpitman
    • By mcpitman 11th May 18, 10:34 AM
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    • 11th May 18, 10:34 AM
    Not sure about that, I thought I paid by personal CC at no charge?
    Originally posted by StevieJ

    Same here, last month.


    To answer the OP's question, there is no charge for CC's unless for business CC's (as previously said).
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    • irritated
    • By irritated 12th May 18, 5:40 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 5:40 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 5:40 PM
    Unable to access my details again as have paid, so cannot check. Cannot find payment by credit card by doing a search either. Thanks to all who answered, commented and helped.
    • sausage_time
    • By sausage_time 12th May 18, 7:36 PM
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    I paid my road tax using (personal) Amex credit card in March. No surcharges.
    • rosy10
    • By rosy10 24th Sep 18, 12:40 PM
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    Hi just bumping this thread. I've just paid online for my vehicle tax by debit card as online it seemed to indicate that a payment by a 'credit card' would incur a 2.50 charge - perhaps I didn't read it carefully enough - but it was unclear enough for me to elect to pay with my debit card. I did write a feedback comment to the gov site about this at the end of the process. As with the OP I can't go back and get a screen shot now. Conversely the V11/paper copy does clearly state that payment by a 'personal credit card' won't incur any charge.

    Ah well, I'll know for next year!
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 24th Sep 18, 12:53 PM
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    DVLA have fallen into line with the January 2018 rules but I believe it was done in a contrived way by effectively redefining 'credit card' to mean 'business credit card' in the amended regulations, as per http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1239/made (clause 3.1) and http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2017/1239/pdfs/uksiem_20171239_en.pdf (clause 4.5)

    So, even if there's a residual reference to a surcharge for payment by 'credit card' on the DVLA website, there's no such charge for those using personal cards....
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