Retailers in 40 different states can now charge consumers an extra 1%-4% for paying with a...

|By:, SA News Editor

Retailers in 40 different states can now charge consumers an extra 1%-4% for paying with a credit card as long as they disclose the fee. The extra fee is a byproduct of an anti-trust case settlement with MasterCard and Visa in which the credit card giants were alleged of conspiring to hold back the fees stores can charge. Retail analysts expect large companies such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco to refrain from tacking on the fees, but it could be open season for smaller chains and independent shops.