Visa card problems across the United Kingdom hitting local supermarkets including Asda Queensferry

Mae Love
June 2, 2018

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.

A Visa statement said: 'Visa is now experiencing a service disruption.

Payments processed through Visa's systems account for £1 in £3 of all United Kingdom spending.

The Visa card payment system is now down across Europe.

She was flustered trying to pay her bill and then add the extra value points to her loyalty card at the Customer Service desk.

It is understood the Bank of England is aware of the issue and is in touch with Visa.

"This is an industry wide issue which is being investigated as a matter of urgency and we apologise for any inconvenience". "I am going to have to go to the bank and get cash".

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"We've just been shopping and my Visa card didn't work".

Shopper Leo Mackillop, 27, from south west London, told Sky News: "The queue in the local Co-op was huge".

'Had to leave my trolley with staff whilst I drove to another cash machine'.

Image: Shops quickly filled up as customers had issues paying with Visa cards.

European Visa debit card users voiced their frustration online.

Visa competitor MasterCard, which has a smaller presence in Europe, reported no problems in its network.

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