I read that the European Commisison is moving to end the law that provides British consumers, who pay by credit card, the unique protection if purchases go wrong. This was enacted in section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act of 1974.
We have enjoyed this protection in that a refund would be provided by the credit card company, if the purchase went "awry", (as long as the goods cost between £100 and £30,000).
The reason for this move by Brussels is to harmonise credit card regulations across Europe.
It would be interesting to hear the views of Forum members on this matter.