A Facebook post went viral some time last week after a user by the name Ikram Zidane sent a message to Bank Negara.
In his message, Ikram asked the bank if it was legal for merchants to impose a minimum amount of purchase for card payment. Bank Negara responded and clarified that merchants are actually prohibited from doing such things.
We contacted Bank Negara, and they confirmed that this is true. They also encourage consumers to lodge a complaint against merchants who impose such rules. You can send Bank Negara the merchant’s name, address, acquirer’s name, and explain the situation to them.
Well, now we know!