PayPal is introducing new fees for payments between businesses within the UK and businesses in Europe starting in November. UK companies are charged a 1.29% fee for payments from the ecu Economic Area and the other way around. The reason PayPal fees increases is United Kingdon separate from EU after Brexit deal.
Most companies of UK currently paying 0.5% fee which was almost remained same since UK separate from European Union and EU single market. PayPal says on increases fees that there are now additional fees, such as increased interbank fees between the UK and the EEA.
European regulations, which limited exchange fees for credit and debit cards to 0.2% and 0.3%, no longer apply to UK companies. Both Visa and MasterCard have announced a fivefold increase from mid-October.
The EEA consists of the 27 remaining European Union countries plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The new tax applies to England, Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar and the Isle of Man.
Most companies will increase their current fees from 0.5% to 1.29% – still lower than PayPal’s standard 1.99% fee for the rest of the world – but some of those with personal agreements with PayPal will increase their existing fees by 1.29%.
The new fees were first mentioned an equivalent day the corporate announced it might accept the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, but details weren’t released until in the week .
PayPal says it will “simplify” its cross-border fees.
“In a highly competitive market, these companies will find it easier to match PayPal’s prices to those of other providers and appreciate the worth we provide more,” he said.
The Small Business Federation (FSB) said any increase in fees on the payment platform was “unsolicited news for small businesses and entrepreneurs”.
“Since the beginning of the year, about every fourth of the tiny exporters have stopped exporting to the EU, partially due to the prices of selling to EU customers,” said Vice President Martin Maktig.
And in the last three months, more than 40% of small exporters said the value of their exports fell.
“We need stronger support for small exporters from the government, including an updated Brexit Support Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises [small and medium-sized businesses] and a reformed trade show access program,” McTigg added.