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StrataPay credit card fees - Anybody worked out how to avoid the CC surcharge

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Hosko, 1st Sep, 2015.

  1. Hosko

    Hosko Active Member

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    Hi,
    First post on PC, had a few newbie questions over on SS.
    Quick question for experienced and crafty owners of units in a body corporate if I may please. Has anybody worked out how to pay their strata fees through StrataPay/StartaMax by CC without incurring the surcharge?
    I understand that I could pay from savings or cheque account for nil fees, but I try to pay everything on CC.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    How much is the surcharge, is it worth worrying about?

    If so, ask them for other payment methods/options.
     
  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    The OP has two free options but chooses not to use them.

    Credit card fee doesn’t generate income for the strata management or OC it is a service charge.

    Can you pay via your paypal account,?

    If all else fails ask kathrynd she's the goto on tight. ;)
     
  4. Hosko

    Hosko Active Member

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    Great, thanks for the solutions.
    No, PayPal not an option unfortunately. Had already tried that one.
    The CC is an additional 2.8% so will pay from Savings account.