tm and Mastercard transactions: -Yesterday the Visa cars payment down across Europe. Users reported problems during the day when trying to make payments using their Visa cards. Bank social media accounts also confirmed the outage and informed customers of the issue.
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.
— Visa UK (@VisaUK) June 1, 2018
We are aware of an industry wide issue affecting Visa payments which is under investigation. ATM and Mastercard transactions are not impacted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
— Bank of Scotland (@AskBankOfScot) June 1, 2018
We are aware that some customers are experiencing issues with Visa Card Payments. This is an industry wide issue which is being investigated as a matter of urgency and we apologise for any inconvenience. ATM and MasterCard transactions are not impacted.
— NatWest (@NatWest_Help) June 1, 2018
We are aware some customers are experiencing Visa debit card issues. This is impacting multiple banks across Europe. We will update when we know more. Cash withdrawals can be made at any BOI ATM.
— Bank of Ireland (@bankofireland) June 1, 2018
UK, Germany, France, Italy, Romania, and Hungary visa user confirmed to problems with payments, still the problems are gathered to affect all Europe and MasterCard and Maestro is not affected.
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Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit are full of complaints from irritated users who had to withdraw products in stores or are now stuck while on holidays.
Can’t refill car and dumped it on central reservation of motorway. Have set fire to it so noone will steal it and am now walking north, into the wind, with nothing but a torch, a sharp stick and Murray mints for sustenance. Advise others do same #Visa
— Anthony Pearson (@ANTH0NYPEARS0N) June 1, 2018