Ryanair's cynical ploy to keep charges for paying by card

Sarah Coles

The OFT was supposed to have turned the tide against outrageous charges for using a debit or credit card. They announced that from now on companies can only charge customers a fee that reflects the tiny cost to the business. We were supposed to be waving goodbye to the days where the fee could make up a large proportion of the total cost.

But Ryanair looks like it's going to carry on with its charges - after finding a loophole.