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WARNING: The shops are obliged to inform consumers about the categories of credit, debit and prepaid card that accept or…

Dear tromaktiko,I would like to inform consumers that, According to a press release issued by the… Ministry of Economy and Development,the Secretary-General of Trade and Consumer Protection signed yesterday (31/1) circular on the implementation of article 66 of the law 4446/2016 on informing the consumer about the acceptance or non-acceptance of means of payment with card. The circular clarified the following:retail businesses and services that have a card-accepting terminals (POS), are required to inform consumers about the categories of credit, debit and prepaid card which they will accept. In particular, they are required to post a sign at the cashier stating with distinct capital letters in the indication as follows: “THE CONSUMER is ENTITLED TO PAY WITH THE USE of CREDIT, ΧΡΕΩΣΤΙΚΗΣ THE ΠΡΟΠΛΗΡΩΜΈΝΗΣ CARD”, “CONSUMERS MAY PAY WITH CREDIT, DEBIT OR PREPAID CARD”.In addition, at the entrance of the store must be indicated in a clear way the specific categories of credit, debit or prepaid cards, which are accepted by every retailer or service provider. But not limited to, αναφέρονταιοιεξήςκατηγορίεςκαρτών VISA, MASTER CARD, MAESTRO, DINERS, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, UNION PAY. The relevant information can be supplied either in words, or by reference to the brand of each card.The Address of Institutional Arrangements and Market Surveillance of Products and Services of the General Secretariat for Commerce and Consumer Protection and the Departments of Trade Addresses the Development of the Regional Units of the country impose on offenders administrative fine of eur 1,000, following a complaint from a consumer or αυτεπάγγελτως control carried out.The decision to impose administrative fine is subject to ενδικοφανή appeal within a period of thirty (30) days from the notification of the according to the Authority which imposed the fine,either before the Minister of Economy and Development,whether it be before the Coordinator Decentralized Administration, in whose territory the infringement was.The decision on the appeal shall be issued within a period of thirty (30) days from the filing of the appeal and shall be subject to appeal before the Administrative Court of first instance of the place where the headquarters of the institution that issued it.

Dear tromaktiko,I would like to inform consumers that, According to a press release issued by the… Ministry of Economy and Development,the Secretary-General of Trade and Consumer Protection signed yesterday (31/1) circular on the implementation of article 66 of the law 4446/2016 on informing the consumer about the acceptance or non-acceptance of means of payment with card. The circular clarified the following:
The retail businesses and provide services that have a card-accepting terminals (POS), are required to inform consumers about the categories of credit, debit and prepaid card which they will accept. In particular, they are required to post a sign at the cashier stating with distinct capital letters in the indication as follows: “THE CONSUMER is ENTITLED TO PAY WITH THE USE of CREDIT, ΧΡΕΩΣΤΙΚΗΣ THE ΠΡΟΠΛΗΡΩΜΈΝΗΣ CARD”, “CONSUMERS MAY PAY WITH CREDIT, DEBIT OR PREPAID CARD”.
In addition, at the entrance of the store must be indicated in a clear way the specific categories of credit, debit or prepaid cards, which are accepted by every retailer or service provider. But not limited to, αναφέρονταιοιεξήςκατηγορίεςκαρτών VISA, MASTER CARD, MAESTRO, DINERS, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, UNION PAY. The relevant information can be supplied either in words, or by reference to the brand of each card.
The Address of Institutional Arrangements and Market Surveillance of Products and Services of the General Secretariat for Commerce and Consumer Protection and the Departments of Trade Addresses the Development of the Regional Units of the country impose on offenders administrative fine of eur 1,000, following a complaint from a consumer or αυτεπάγγελτως control carried out.
The decision to impose administrative fine is subject to ενδικοφανή appeal within a period of thirty (30) days from the notification of the according to the Authority which imposed the fine,
either before the Minister of Economy and Development,
either before the Coordinator Decentralized Administration, in whose territory the infringement was.
The decision on the appeal shall be issued within a period of thirty (30) days from the filing of the appeal and shall be subject to appeal before the Administrative Court of first instance of the place where the headquarters of the institution that issued it.

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