Charging extra to anyone using a credit or debit card will be banned in the UK from Saturday, 13 January.
This will mean an end to the extra cost added on at the end of the process of buying something online, such as a flight ticket, or being hit with a surcharge when using a card in a small shop.
However, the change may mean a rise in prices and there are questions over how it will be policed.
When were we most likely to be charged?
The travel industry prompted the most anger from customers for adding on card surcharges to the headline price, according to James Daley, founder of Fairer Finance.
Mr Daley was instrumental in an official super-complaint about excessive card charges in 2011 when at consumer association Which?. He says that, back then, a family of four could be hit with a surcharge of £48 simply for paying for …