It wasn't supposed to be like this. The government would cap debit-card transaction fees, and...

|By:, SA News Editor

It wasn't supposed to be like this. The government would cap debit-card transaction fees, and expenses for consumers and merchants would fall, right? Not totally. The cost of some low-priced goods has gone up, as credit-card firms have eliminated discounts on fees for small-ticket items, which were subsidized by the old rates.