As of 1 January 2017, PostFinance will lower transaction fees for cashless payment at points of sale (EFT/POS) for certain business customer segments. After a period of negotiation, the financial service provider and the price regulator have reached a mutual agreement. As a result of this agreement, PostFinance’s revenue from EFT/POS transactions will fall by around four million francs a year in 2017 and 2018.
The PostFinance Card is the most popular debit card in Switzerland. PostFinance customers can use it to make cashless payments at more than 140,000 terminals across the whole of Switzerland. The financial service provider processes around 200 million EFT/POS transactions per year. Customers are then charged a fee for this. By mutual agreement with the price regulator, PostFinance will reduce EFT/POS fees for certain customer segments as of 1 January 2017.