Visa said on Friday that a “service disruption’’ had hit its payment system, leaving some businesses unable to process purchases by its cardholders.
The extent and cause of the outage are unclear.
“We are currently experiencing a service disruption, which is preventing some Visa transactions in Europe from being processed,’’ the card giant said in a statement.
We are investigating the cause and working as quickly as possible to resolve the situation.
“We will keep you updated.’’