RAMSAY: Welcome announcement on ‘rip-off’ card charges 

Responding to the news the UK Conservative Government is banning unfair credit and debit card fees, Welsh Conservative Finance spokesman, Nick Ramsay AM, said: 

“This is great news for consumers and shows the UK Conservative Government is determined to tackle unfairness right across the system.

“Rip-off charges have no place in a modern Britain and this move will bring an end to a scourge that hits many hardworking people. 

“In 2010 alone the total value of surcharges for debit and credit cards was a shocking £473 million. From next year there will be no more nasty surprises for people at the check-out or those on Paypal just for using a card.

“These small charges can really add up and this welcome announcement by the UK Government will mean shoppers across Wales have that bit of extra cash to spend on the things that matter to them.”