Visa card problems hit United Kingdom customers and businesses

The incident is affecting Visa services across Europe.

Marks & Spencer said: "We are unable to accept Visa card payments now.

This is an issue with Visa and not us I'm afraid".

The company said it was investigating the cause of the disruption in a statement. "It is affecting all payment providers across the United Kingdom and Ireland", the company said in a statement.

The market for global payment cards is dominated by China's UnionPay, Visa, and Mastercard, according to research and consulting firm RBR (pdf).

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Visa has said it is experiencing problems with its card processing systems is preventing payments being made by card in many stores across the UK. "It is affecting all payment providers across the United Kingdom and Ireland".

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".

"We fell well short of this goal today and we apologise to all of our partners, and most especially, to Visa cardholders".

Meanwhile, some companies are resorting to retro imprint and signature machines in order for customers to still use their cards.

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