Important Announcement Regarding Payment Fees

Dear Member

As your newly appointed treasurer, I have the unenviable task of advising you that we are introducing a 75p handling charge on all payments made to the NFC.

 

It is important I explain the reason for this and hopefully you will appreciate the rational.   

As I am sure many of you are now aware, all surcharges for paying via credit or debit card have been banned – this includes payment methods linked to your card, such as PayPal or Apple Pay.  The introduction of the ban is welcome and should benefit many members. This however, will have a negative impact on our income for the ensuing 2018 season, as we are still charged by the card merchants, a fee that cannot be passed on, as we did in the past.

Hence the introduction of 75p handling fee for all payments to the NFC for the remainder of this season.  At the end of the year, I will review the handling fee with the objective of removing it.  In the interim, it would be appreciated if you would pay by card via the website whenever possible, as it is now cheaper for you and generates less administration. Whist I understand it may not be possible for all members, your assistance will be most appreciated.

Kind Regards

Stephen Beardmore

Treasurer