Chaos as Visa card payment network crashes
The Visa payment system has crashed, leaving some people unable to buy things or complete transactions. Even shoppers not using Visa have been unable to make purchases, because the network provides payment systems for a range of shops and financial institutions. Customers have reported arriving at tills to have their cards declined. Retailers say they have been left unable to take payments in shops, bars and other outlets, forcing them to resort to only taking cash or not making sales at all.