The £2.50 charge for using the credit card for online re-licensing transactions is calculated to cover the specific full costs of providing the credit card as a payment option and is subject to review on an annual basis. No profit element is built into the charge. The charge covers two distinct types of cost:
Credit Card company costs relating to the charges applied for processing credit card payments;
DVLA operating costs relating to the process of credit card payments, credit card enquiries and the investigation of disputed payments.