Your rights when making payments in Europe
EU rules mean your electronic payments are becoming cheaper, easier and safer. Here’s how:
You can make payments throughout Europe (the EU, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) as easily and safely as in your home country.
You can no longer be charged extra costs by a merchant when you pay using a card issued in the EU.
The rules cover all kinds of electronic payments (e.g. credit transfers, direct debits, card payments…).
Anybody legally residing in Europe has the right to a bank account for making electronic payments (“payment account”).
Please find more information in the leaflet.