Economy

Visa cards affected by major processing outage in Europe

Visa cards affected by major processing outage in Europe

Millions of shops and businesses across the United Kingdom are unable to process Visa card payments due to a nationwide outage in the Visa network.

The credit card firm said the incident was "preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed".

Visa went gone down across Europe on Friday, causing chaos for customers as retailers were left unable to take payments.

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Users across the continent have reported problems during the day when attempting to make payments using their Visa cards.

HSBC's UK Twitter account replied to a customer query on Twitter: "We believe there may have recently been issues with Visa's payments processing".

The Visa card payment system is now down across Europe. "We are doing our best to help our customers and apologise for any inconvenience".

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AIB said it was aware of "intermittent issues" with AIB cards and was working to resolve the matter.

If you're about to use your Visa card to pay for something in Europe, you may want to use cash instead. We had to pay in cash. Luckily I had cash but other people had to leave the queue and till to get cash from outside.

Visa's payment network crashed across the United Kingdom and Europe on Friday, sparking chaos as customers' transactions were failed or being denied, according to a British newspaper.

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"No retailers are able to accept Visa cards".


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