The big Visa disruption highlights the risks of our electronic payment future

02 June, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Brooke Harris

"There is now a disruption of service in taking payments from VISA".

However, the situation left some customers abandoning their shopping and walking out of stores.

In a statement posted online, the card payments company said: "There is now a disruption of service in taking payments from VISA".

Payment processing company Paymentsense says transactions are starting to go through after a period of disruption but "there is still some intermittency".

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AIB said it is aware of intermittent issues with AIB cards and is working to resolve the matter.

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. "We are doing our best to help our customers and apologise for any inconvenience". Thousands of users are reporting their Visa debit cards are not working when trying to checkout at multiple locations.

Mastercard said its payment network was functioning normally. Staff did not know why transactions were not going through.

Sandra Foy, who owns a bookshop in Manchester, northwest England, told Sky News television: "I run a small business and the loss of any business is a big deal for us".

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