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Card Fee Cap Could Save Businesses £480m

Card Fee Cap Could Save Businesses £480m

The Treasury hopes the change will push prices down for shoppers and encourage more businesses to allow card payments.

Businesses are set to save millions as a cap on credit and debit card transaction fees comes into force.

The EU has imposed a limit on how much card companies can charge retailers to use electronic payment systems.

The Treasury says the cap is designed to push prices down for consumers.

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John Lewis And House Of Fraser, Increased Sales In Festive Period

John Lewis And House Of Fraser, Increased Sales In Festive Period

House of Fraser has reported its best Christmas while John Lewis also credited stronger online business for an increase in festive sales.

The two department store chains’ fortunes were in stark contrast to those of rival Debenhams, which has issued a profits warning and confirmed it had lost its chief financial officer in the wake of poor sales.

House of Fraser, which trades from 61 stores in Britain and Ireland, said like-for-like sales excluding VAT for the three weeks to December 28 rose 7.3%, with online sales up 57.7%.

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Debenhams CFO Quits After Profits Warning

Debenhams CFO Quits After Profits Warning

The chief financial officer at Debenhams has quit the retailer, just 48 hours after it issued a post-Christmas profits warning.

Simon Herrick had already been under pressure, according to media reports, after he asked suppliers for a discount on goods just eight days before Christmas in what was seen as a ‘Santa tax’.

The department store chain denied at the time of his letter to suppliers that it was an attempt to boost fragile festive trading.

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