Petrol pumps not to accept card payments from today

Srinagar : Petrol pumps across the country will not accept credit and debit card payments for fuel sales from tomorrow (Monday) after banks decided to put transaction (MDR) charge on them instead  of consumers.

Petrol pump owners association said they have been "informed by HDFC Bank that we will be charged 1 per cent on all credit card transactions and between 0.25 per cent and 1 per cent on all debit card transactions from January 9, 2017.

The same will be debited to our account and net transaction value will be credited to our account". Ajay Bansal, President, All India Petroleum Dealers Association, said the bank has quoted RBI circular of December 16, 2016, for its action. "Unfortunately, the circular has no reference to credit card charges or for not passing the same to the customers. We feel that HDFC Bank is using this as an excuse to improve their bottom line through transactions at fuel stations," he said.

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