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Card machines down: Lincolnshire businesses affected

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An outage with Visa’s card payment network is causing chaos for businesses across Lincolnshire.

Paymentsense, who facilitate card payments, have reported that companies using their service are currently struggling to take Visa card payments.

People across Lincolnshire have reported crashed networks in supermarkets including Sainsburys in Lincoln and the North Hykeham Asda.

In a statement on Twitter Paymentsense posted Visa’s outage announcement, which read: “There is currently a disruption of service in taking payments from Visa. It is affecting all payment providers across the UK and Ireland.

“We are in touch with Visa to help provide a fix to this and we’ll issue an update via our social channels and email as soon as we have one.

“We are currently experiencing a very high volume of calls coming into our Customer Service teams and would ask for your patience in regards to this issue. We would ask that you only call in if urgently required. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.”

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