Sinn Féin MLA Jemma Dolan brought a motion to the Assembly on Monday on stopping any ‘Brexit credit card rip-off’.
Speaking after the Assembly debate, she said: “Credit and debit card companies are using Brexit to push up transaction fees on purchases from EU-based companies.
“This move will see more money going to big banks while ordinary people and small businesses will end up paying the price. If this goes ahead, people in the north could end up paying more for hotels and events in the south. It’s absolutely ridiculous.
“It is clear that these major companies are cynically using the loss of EU consumer protection law to overcharge customers. This is Brexit laid bare – an opportunity for big business to line their pockets, free of the EU legislation that reined them in previously.
“This is one of the reasons that the majority of people in Fermanagh, and indeed right across the north, voted against Brexit.
“What is to stop the mobile network providers reintroducing roaming charges, for example? Where is this going to end?
“Our motion today was about making a stand against this rip-off and ensuring that workers, families and small businesses don’t pay the price for Brexit.
“I will continue to make these stands for those here in Fermanagh being affected by Brexit.”