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MSE News: Visa outage across Europe leaves shoppers struggling to pay

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Credit Cards
Shoppers have been struggling to pay for goods due to a major Visa outage which has affected transactions across Europe...
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  • stclairstclair Forumite
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    That makes sense my card kept declining in McDonalds earlier.
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  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    Apparently they just moved their banking to the TSB :);)
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  • jackieblackjackieblack Forumite
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    Well that explains why I got an email from Amazon this afternoon saying the payment had been declined on an order I'd just made. I think(hope) it's gone through at the second attempt...
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  • capital0necapital0ne Forumite
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    Radio 5 Live says check your statements, some declined debits have made it through to your account - as someone above said, it's been processed by TSB!

    I've also heard that it's a massive hack but the banks will never admit that.
  • LukasDLukasD Forumite
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    I wonder if this Russian hackers could delete my debts? I would very appreciate.
    On the serious note it only shows that is very good idea to always have some cash.
    Overdraft £4000 now £3000
    Credit Cards £4150 now £3900
    Personal Loan £5000 now £3400
    Car hire purchase £17000 now £12000
    Pay day loan £500 now £0
  • HornetSaverHornetSaver Forumite
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    I was in a supermarket earlier, and its cash machines were empty. The next nearest ones are quite a distance away.

    The hassle that shop assistants were getting was atrocious. In many cases from those old enough to know from a previous bad experience that it's always wise to have a backup plan, and in all cases from those old enough to know better.
  • glider3560glider3560 Forumite
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    capital0ne wrote: »
    Radio 5 Live says check your statements, some declined debits have made it through to your account - as someone above said, it's been processed by TSB!
    TSB show all authorisations under the "Pending Transactions" section, whether a payment was made or not. It will disappear in a few days.

  • RobisereRobisere Forumite
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    I always pick up my grandson on Mondays and Fridays from his workplace. Today, as I often do on Fridays, I took him to Morrison's for groceries and his TSB card was declined. Rather than have a go at the checkout girl, he asked her to hold the items and went to the in store ATM, which was working and had cash.


    There were a few others giving the staff grief, but the large Security guy calmed them down. How can these idiots blame poorly-paid "Sharp End" staff for something that is totally beyond their control? The prevalent attitudes today consist of entitlement and blame.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
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    Not only do I ensure I have more than one card in my wallet I also keep both Visa and Mastercard.
  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    I was in Aldi this afternoon. All the checkouts just stopped, with the queues getting longer and longer. Now I know why.


    Luckily, they opened a checkout for cash only when they realised what was happening.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
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