New credit card surcharge rules

Do you operate a business? Do you have a surcharge for credit card payments? After 1 September 2016, you may not be able to implement those surcharges anymore. Last week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced it would use its new powers to crack down on unnecessarily high surcharges which exploit consumers. Now, the…

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Buying a franchise? ACCC has a course for you

Stepping into the small business world is daunting enough. What if you are thinking about buying a franchise? If this is you, there is a free online “buying a franchise” course sponsored by the ACCC and run by Griffith University which covers some basics, such as (info taken from the course web site): The difference…

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