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Americans relying less on cash, more on credit cards may pay more fees. Here's why.

USA Today

Are consumers stuck with having to pay these fees?

As more and more companies find ways to pass on the fees, “we’re getting more comfortable paying them,” Marks said. “The airline industry introduced fees for baggage, has it gone away?”

In 2022, 23% of small businesses charged an extra fee to customers using credit cards, according to a survey of 530 small businesses last year by payments consultancy Strawhecker Group, which said more businesses would likely follow. 

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