In exactly 15 days, American e-commerce giant Amazon will impose impose The Straits Times Amazon to introduce 0.5% surcharge for Visa credit card transactions in Singapore from Sept 15 Read more a 0.5% surcharge on all Visa credit transactions on its Singapore site, Amazon.sg. Shoppers on Amazon will suddenly be expected to pony up the extra dough to use Visa at checkout. And as Amazon claims, Singapore is the only country in the world where this surcharge will be applied.

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Based in Singapore, Ben covers news and stories from the hub of Southeast Asia. He covers the intersection of technology and business, and how it affects Singapore and Southeast Asia. Ben was previously a reporter at The Edge Singapore.

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