Visa experiences huge service disruption in UK and Ireland

In a statement released to merchants, Visa announced that it is experiencing a serious service disruption, affecting all payments providers across the UK and Ireland.

A Visa spokesperson told PaymentEye:

“Visa is currently experiencing a service disruption. This incident 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, and that’s all we can say at this current stage.”

Businesses have been venting their frustration on social media.


While payments providers have been responding with blanket statements to ease concerns.



The major disruption is sure to severely affect businesses and consumers on a busy Friday night.

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