BERLIN (dpa / tmn) – Many Abe sellers are struck completely unexpectedly by the consequences of Brexit. Because the online marketplace continues to collect fees payable for sales from Great Britain. And this may mean additional bank fees.
It was not an issue until December 31, 2020 and hardly anyone would have noticed it. However, since Brexit, ie since 1 January, some banks have been charging fees from their customers when redeeming direct debits from Great Britain. Some savings banks charge around 8.50 euros for this.
How does ebay react?
“Some of our customers have informed us that their banks have imposed a fee,” Abe explains when asked by DPA Subject Service. “As a result of Brexit, (EU) banks can now charge fees from the UK for transactions with banks.”
So the problem is well known. However, it is not clear whether the company will initiate direct debits from another EU country in the future to save unnecessary bank fees to affected customers. “We will continue to monitor the behavior of (EU) banks and react accordingly.”
One way credit card
Until then, to avoid further bank fees, it may make sense for affected sellers to change their mode of payment for Ebay fees.
Because in addition to debiting a bank account, Ebay also offers debits from a credit card account. And credit card payments in euros are not usually associated with transaction costs.
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