Visa suffers ‘service disruption’ across Europe
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.
We are currently experiencing a service disruption which is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed. We are investigating the cause and working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation. We will keep you updated.— VisaNewsEurope (@VisaNewsEurope) June 1, 2018
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.
Urgent: VISA outage announcement affecting all merchants nationwide. pic.twitter.com/BMuRLIs5cY— Paymentsense (@Paymentsense) June 1, 2018
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.
Like this story? Share it with a friend!