Qatar customers shouldn’t be charged extra for Using cards instead of cash

Businesses in Qatar are not allowed to charge customers fees for using debit and credit cards when making a purchase, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has warned.

All card payments made through the point-of-sale system (using card machines) should be treated the same as cash payments, and must not incur commission fees.

Operators who are caught charging extra face having their contracts with the bank canceled, the ministry said in a statement yesterday.

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