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Visa users experiencing transactions disruption across Europe

Visa users experiencing transactions disruption across Europe

However, in the neighbouring store, transactions were being processed without any problems.

Visa competitor MasterCard, which has a smaller presence in Europe, reported no problems in its network.

"Visa is now experiencing a service disruption", it read.

Paymentsense say they are in touch with VISA and have apologised to customers "for any inconvenience".

A Sainsbury's spokesperson commented: "We are aware that Visa are now experiencing problems". We'd encourage affected customers to try contactless transactions where possible.

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Tampa Fire & Rescue's Aircraft Rescue Firefighters (ARFF) paramedics were on hand to help with the unusual delivery. Emily Nipps, A spokeswoman for the airport, said: "I've never seen anything like this in an airport, or otherwise".

Customers across the country are experiencing problems using bank and credit cards this afternoon.

On Twitter, AIB said it is working to resolve the matter.

There is no estimated time on how long it will take to fix the disruption.

Those anxious about their cards can check with their banks as to how they have been affected. The Bank of England, which regulates Visa in the United Kingdom, said it is aware of the issue and is working with the company to solve the problem. "Please visit http://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder for details of the opening hours or your local Post Office".