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I own a franchise business and the franchisor is making

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Hi I own a franchise business and the franchisor is making me accept credit card. Can they make this financial decision for me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.
When you have a franchise the franchise agreement will often give them a lot of power to say how you get paid. But it would be unusual to have a clause which says that you must accept a credit card. If they have an agreement with a credit card company, it is likely to be a restrictive trade practice to impose that on your customers. A change in the system is different from provisions about being paid in my view. Unless it says specifically in the franchise agreement how you must be paid, then they cannot do this.

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