Visa card payment disruption across UK and Europe

"For that we can only apologise and we are working hard until we're able to resolve it".

What do I need to know?

Dan has been in touch to say: "There is chaos at Asda Queensferry at the moment due to a problem which has seen the store stop taking card payments".

The cause remains unknown and Visa offered no information of when the problem will be fixed.

The company said it was investigating the cause of the disruption in a statement.

Payment network Visa has confirmed that it has been disrupted by a service outage.

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"We now understand that contactless transactions have a better chance of going through".

What can I do?

Shoppers have reported "cash only" in supermarkets across the country.

Peter Hahn, professor of banking at the London Institute of Banking and Finance, said that consumers in the modern world should be ready for this eventuality.

By around 10pm Visa said service returned to normal saying the issue was a result of a hardware failure. "We will keep you updated".

Those heading for drinks after work were also left disappointed, with pubs including Southampton's The Guide Dog warning just before the evening rush that card payments might not work.

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

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