Payment problems as Visa outage hits

Shoppers have been left unable to pay for goods due to a Visa outage.

Friday, 1st June 2018, 6:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 10:30 am
Visa outages are causing problems

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.’

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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.’