Visa payments disrupted across Europe

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    Raptor said:

    BBC News Visa payments disrupted across Europe


    Visa said some card payments are currently failing across the UK and elsewhere in Europe.
    The company said it is investigating the cause of the disruption.
    The extent of the problem is not clear, but Visa customers across Europe have been complaining on Twitter that payments have been denied.
    "We are investigating the cause and working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation," Visa said in a statement.
    The Payment Systems Regulator told the BBC it understood the problem to be limited to Visa card payments only.
    Responding to customer complaints on social media, HSBC said there were issues with processing Visa payments, which were intermittent, but were "slowly recovering".
    First Bank told customers on Twitter there aren't "any timescales for resolution at the moment".
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    Mickey said:

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    Bad if this happens to you whilst on your holidays
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    tips said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    Bad if this happens to you whilst on your holidays
    ............or after having made a 150 mile train journey with your missus (who doesn't want to be there in the first place, and lets you know it at every given opportunity), to collect 2 cars that you've just bought online, and at the last minute decided to collect them yourself rather than choosing the easy option of having them delivered..........only to find that your card is denied, and that the business closes very soon for the weekend, and as the Visa worked for everybody else earlier in the day, they presume you don't have the funds and are "at it", whilst trying to explain there must be some other problem. Somebody might be absolutely fukkin seething if this happened.......only surpassed by their Wife who has long since gone off on an unimaginable degree of valve bounce!
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    GTI said:

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    I think the moral of the story is make sure you have more than just Visa cards in your wallet e.g. Mastercard, Maestro, Amex etc..
     
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    Mickey said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tips View Post
    ............or after having made a 150 mile train journey with your missus (who doesn't want to be there in the first place, and lets you know it at every given opportunity), to collect 2 cars that you've just bought online, and at the last minute decided to collect them yourself rather than choosing the easy option of having them delivered..........only to find that your card is denied, and that the business closes very soon for the weekend, and as the Visa worked for everybody else earlier in the day, they presume you don't have the funds and are "at it", whilst trying to explain there must be some other problem. Somebody might be absolutely fukkin seething if this happened.......only surpassed by their Wife who has long since gone off on an unimaginable degree of valve bounce!

    I guess you didn't get a blowie that night then
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    tips said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    I guess you didn't get a blowie that night then
    lol, absolutely not. Mind you, if everything had of gone swimmingly I'd still be lucky to get much more than a, "WTF r you getting me for tea. You ball bag".


    What a ****.