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Visa suffers 'service disruption' in Europe

Visa suffers 'service disruption' in Europe”

Irish banks have said they are aware of the issue and working to get it resolved.

Fellow payment card systems MasterCard and Maestro are not affected.

The visa outage seems to be by no means uniform, and other stores across the shopping precinct reported no problems at all this afternoon. We will update when we know more.

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Visa released a statement which said: "We are now experiencing a service disruption which is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed".

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

More than 95 per cent of the UK's debit cards rely on Visa's network in order to work, with one £1 out of every £3 in the United Kingdom spent using a Visa card.

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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. Make sure you can prove it.

The company said it is working towards resolving the problem.

Stephen O'Shea, Head of Media Relations for AIB, also confirmed to JOE that while it is not a localised issue, it is affecting Irish customers.

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



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