Banks weren’t allowed to charge fees for cash withdrawal of their consumer customers at third party ATMs. The Austrian Constitutional Court ruled on 09.10.2018 that this is unconstitutional. The provision violates the right to property: Independent third-party-providers of ATMs were able to set their charges freely. Charges which had to be paid by banks issuing the cards. While doing so the ATM providers and the banks did not even have a contract with each other. The annulment is effective immediately – i.e. as of the publishing in the Austrian Federal Law Gazette (G 9/2018-24, G 10/2018-27).
26. October 2018