Visa suffers ‘service disruption’ across Europe

Visa suffers ‘service disruption’ across Europe
Credit card company Visa is experiencing a service disruption across Europe which is preventing transactions being processed.

Companies that facilitate card payments have reported that merchants are struggling to take card payments. Visa Europe said in a statement online that it’s investigating the problem. RT.com has reached out to Visa for further comment.

Paymentsense, which facilitates card payments, say it is in touch with VISA and has apologized to customers "for any inconvenience."

"There is currently a disruption of service in taking payments from VISA. It is affecting all payment providers across the UK and Ireland," the company said in a statement.

The payment problem has led to countless issues for consumers at tills and in restaurants around Europe. It sparked a rash of activity on social media with many complaining about the inconvenience caused by the service disruption.

However many others saw the funny side of the situation, responding to the chaos by sharing gifs and memes which suggest that humanity is returning to the days of physical cash or even a system of bartering.

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