That last point means that if the CAT allows the action to go ahead, every adult who was in the United Kingdom between 1992 and 2008 could get a payout of up to £300 to make up for the higher prices we paid in shops, even if you've never had a MasterCard.
Mr Merricks hailed the "landmark" decision, saying: 'It is almost 12 years since Mastercard was clearly told [it] had broken the law by imposing excessive card transaction charges, damaging consumers over a prolonged period.
"It's now time for Mastercard to admit the damage they did, to apologise to the British public, and to agree to pay the compensation they owe".
The case is spearheaded by former financial ombudsman, Walter Merricks, who is representing all consumers over the age of 16 who lived in the United Kingdom for three months during the 16-year time frame and made a purchase from the United Kingdom business which accepted Mastercard.
However, senior judges at the court of appeal found yesterday that the CAT had used the wrong test to check if Merricks' action could go ahead, and have revived the case.
However the claim was thrown out by the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) in July 2017. Mr Merricks claims the company owes the money to their 46 million members after apparently overcharging United Kingdom customers in transaction fees. The action alleges that Mastercard imposed excessive card transaction charges in stores, that damaged consumers in the long run.
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Mastercard said it would appeal any rulings up to the Supreme Court.
But any shop that had accepted Mastercard's steep prices could be due payouts, in addition to customers who had never used the card.
A landmark £14bn case against Mastercard over alleged illegal card fees is free to proceed after a court ruling.
"Mastercard continues to disagree fundamentally with the basis of the claim and we believe United Kingdom consumers receive real value from the security, convenience and consumer protection of our payment services".
It also said it was seeking permission to appeal against the ruling.
The proposed claim follows the European Commission's 2007 decision that Mastercard had breached competition law in relation to the setting of certain fees charged between banks over Mastercard transactions. The class action was brought on behalf of people who were resident in the United Kingdom for at least three months between 1992 and 2008, we aged over 16, and who bought an item or service from a United Kingdom business which accepted Mastercard.