Shoppers have been left unable to pay for goods due to a Visa outage.
Queues developed at cash points as people tried to get money.
Responding to The News’ Facebook page, Tarah Puxty said: ‘Asda Gosport have been affected and their cash machines are empty.
‘Had to leave my trolley with staff whilst I drove to another cash machine.’
Kate Long said: ‘Sainsbury’s in Fareham.
‘They had to save my transaction and I had the option to pop outside to cash machine in carpark.’
She added: ‘Cash machine had a queue but still had cash at the time.’
A Paymentsense statement said: ‘There is currently a disruption of service in taking payments from VISA. It is affecting all payment providers across the UK and Ireland.’
A Visa statement said: ‘Visa is currently experiencing a service disruption.
‘This incident is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed.
‘We are investigating the cause & working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation.’