How our fees work

The British Heart Foundation deducts an average 3.1% processing fee from your donation to help cover the cost of the transaction and to keep the online donation service secure.  By agreeing to cover the cost of this fee you are making sure that more of your money is going towards funding life saving research, so we can beat heart break forever.

Our 3.1% fee is calculated based on the average calculation of fees incurred for donations.

This will be £0.20 for every successful transaction plus the following, as appropriate:

1.2% for EU Visa and MasterCard transactions 
2.9% for Non EU and American Express transactions
1.4% for Paypal payments

 

Below are examples of fees as a percentage of each donation:

£5 Donation
Card processing fee (1.4%): £0.07
Transaction fee: £0.20
Total fee: £0.27
Fee as a percentage of donation: 5.5%

£10 Donation
Card processing fee (1.4%): £0.14
Transaction fee: £0.20
Total fee: £0.34
Fee as a percentage of donation: 3.4%

£20 Donation
Card processing fee (1.4%): £0.28
Transaction fee: £0.20
Total fee: £0.48
Fee as a percentage of donation: 2.4%

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