The long-distance bus company Flixbus may require in the case of online bookings from the point of view of the Munich district court, no extra fee for Paying with Paypal. The decision of the regional court of Munich, as it announced on Thursday. Had appealed to the centre for protection against unfair competition in Frankfurt. The judgment is not yet final. If one of the parties to appeal, was on Thursday morning, initially, unclear.
From the point of view of the competition headquarters, which was confirmed by the court, was the long-distance bus companies against a law that prohibits the Rise since the middle of January, 2018, the fees for payment options. The law refers mainly to transactions in the Sepa payments area, with cash payments need to be unified. Therefore, additional fees “for the use of a Sepa core direct debit, Sepa direct debit,
a Sepa-Bank Transfer or a payment card” are not allowed.
there was disagreement in front of the judgment about whether the prohibition of additional fee also applies for Paypal. Paypal is a
listed Online-payment service that the customers of your Bank accounts, and the transactions can be processed. “The law has not been construed so that the prohibition on a surcharge applies for Paypal payments,” said Paypal spokeswoman Sabrina Winter, before the judgment.