Visa payments DOWN: Millions affected by a service disruption


The Visa card payment system is suffering a widespread outage across Europe, millions of users were unable to make payments using their cards.

Shoppers and travelers were unable to make payments with their cards since at around 2.30pm on Friday across Europe.

At the time of writing, Visa confirmed the widespread problems but did not provide any details on the cause.


Visa and major banks informed their customers also through social media, while major retailers confirmed that users were not able to pay with their cards.

The problems suffered by Visa Payments are currently affecting also MasterCard and Amex because the two services were rerouting some transactions via Visa’s IT network.

“We are unable to accept Visa card payments currently. No retailers are able to accept Visa cards.” said Marks & Spencer.
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