Visa payments are being refused across the UK after the card payment service crashed.
The international card payment service said it has been experiencing difficulties today.
It is affecting all ‘merchants’ nationwide, in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe.
Visa UK announced the crash in a message to merchants, writes ConventryLive.
It said: “There is currently a disruption of service in taking payments from Visa.
“It is affecting payment providers across the UK and Ireland.”
Companies are currently in touch with Visa hoping to provide a solution soon.
Businesses have taken to social media to inform customers of the problems.
Paymentsense told consumers it would “provide an update via social channels and email” as soon as the situation was sorted.
“We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls coming into our Customer Service teams,” Paymentsense added.
“We would ask for your patience in regards to the issue.”
Shops reported being unable to take payment at tills across the country.