Merchants: Charge a Credit Card Checkout Fee at Your Own Peril Says New Survey Results

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1 in 5 would not buy if merchants charge a fee to pay by credit card according to results from a new survey of over 700 shoppers.

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In a survey of over 700 shoppers, 21% said they would not buy from the merchant if charged a fee to pay by credit card according to a new survey by credit card comparison website, 28% would switch to cash, 42% would switch to debit. Only 9% would continue paying by credit card.

To view the full survey results: conducted the national survey of 728 Americans, age 18 and over between January 15 and January 22, 2013. All survey respondents have at least 1 credit card. provides information on the credit issues, news, and trends facing Americans through proprietary market research and analysis. Visit our newsroom at to stay informed with credit card news, deals, reviews, and tips from

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