Payments News

As more states allow surcharging, it plays right into CardX's hands

Sep 27, 2018
If a merchant seeking to avoid credit card fees turned to cash discounting, it was at least partly because the other option — putting a surcharge on credit card use — was complicated and illegal in many states.

But more states are allowing surcharging, with a Fifth Circuit Court in Texas last week ruling in favor of merchants and taking the state's no-surcharging law off the books. The court ruled the law violated free speech, a legal maneuver that lawyers representing merchants presented at Supreme Court hearings last year.

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