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Notice to JCBIE Merchants


On 19 May 2015, the Regulation on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions ((EU) 2015/751) (MIF Regulation) was published in the Official Journal of the EU.

JCB is committed to the adoption of this Regulation for the benefit of its clients and JCB cardmembers.

As the implementation of the MIF Regulation will occur in stages, JCB will be announcing critical initiatives on pricing, processing and products to give effect to the Regulation over the next year.

In anticipation of the entering into force of Article 11 of the MIF Regulation, JCB International (Europe) Ltd wanted to clarify the following for the avoidance of doubt. Nothing in the merchant agreement prevents JCB merchants from:

  • steering customers to the use of a payment card preferred by the merchant;
  • treating certain payment cards more or less favourably than others;
  • informing customers about fees and merchant service charges;
  • surcharging. Please be aware that local laws in each European country may specifically allow you or prohibit you to surcharge.

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