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Visa transactions hit by service outage

02 June 2018, 12:40 | Vera Richards

It's not the shop's fault, but Visa's.

Martin Kearsley, Banking Director, Post Office said: "We would like to reassure everyone that they can use their VISA debit cards to withdraw cash to pay for weekend shopping at any of the thousands of Post Office branches open on Saturday and Sunday".

The issues reportedly arose after the Visa card network experienced severe disruptions today.

Visa has said it is experiencing problems with its card processing systems is preventing payments being made by card in many stores across the UK.

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We have been informed that VISA has corrected the outage and transactions are now starting to go through.

We now understand that #contactless transactions have a better chance of going through. Shoppers have reported "cash only" in supermarkets across the country.

The outage seems to be widespread across the United Kingdom, however a small number of payments do appear to be going through - so stay on your toes if you need to use your Visa card today.

A Bank of England spokesman has said they are "aware of the issue" and that they are "engaging" with Visa in order to "resolve the situation". "We will keep you updated".

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Visa users have taken to social media to complain.

Visa cardholders can now use their Visa cards as we are currently operating at close to normal levels.

All payment providers will be unable to send or receive money.

Labour's Angela Rayner tweeted about being affected by the outage, saying: "First time I've ever left without paying for my fuel #visa fail".

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