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Enoc, Eppco, Emarat stations in Dubai to accept credit/debit card payments
Petrol stations to accept credit cards for refuelling vehicles
Could Network International please confirm that it is permitted to charge the cardholders a surcharge for using the credit card machines? I also do not understand the rationale behind the Dh1 charge for the oil company for arranging machines and administration services, as the banks do not charge anything to install these machines, other than the card processing fees. To pay Dh2 for a Dh30 refill equates to approximately 7% in card transaction fees!
S Menon, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
No need. Cash is better and fast to leave the station for the next filler.
Arif, Ismail, Afghanistan
This is really good news for many cash buyers. However there should be one standard for one country Usually Dubai is to start new things, but this time we are late. because I believe Abu Dhabi have already got the credit card buying facility in Adnoc!
Imbrose, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It’s a nice move indeed, as it was being practiced by ADNOC already but adding other outlets is a positive move, because it will help to reduce the cash transaction and the people who are using credit card can pay after 35 days.
Hassan Malik, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Did I miss a point while reading this article? If I buy a petrol card for Dh1000 at the convinience store in a petrol pump by credit card, how much will I be charged for this transaction? I assume there is no charges for paying through those petrol cards.
Karthik, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
A percentage charge would have been much better to satisfy the majority of customers, after all the banks use percentage from 1% to 2% max on transactions, this should have been imposed rather than a fix Dh2 charge. On the other hand why rich retail corporations do this when small businesses retailers do not impose any charges, this for the gorocery part of the business?
khdmohd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
It is shocking that even as third world countries can pay by credit card, in Dubai we can only pay cash. Another interesting thing of note is that the companies are taking Dh1 for "costs incurred by it on telecommunication, transaction machines, operations and other equipment.” I can tell you this that all credit card equipment and operational costs are handled by the provider and the petrol companies do not have to concern themselves with this. So why mislead and misinform the consumer? I suppose majority of the population will not know this and gladly pay the unreasonably justified additional charges.
Mark, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Now that's a good news for the masses. I am sure acceptance of cards would facilitate many, and many were looking forward for this since quite some time now. Kudos!
Sameer Syed, DUbai, United Arab Emirates