Amazon will no longer accept Visa credit cards in the UK from January
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(Pocket-lint) – Amazon has announced that it will no longer accept Visa credit cards for payments on its UK online store from January 19, 2022.
Customers will need to register a Mastercard, Amex or Eurocard credit card instead. Alternatively, it will continue to accept Visa debit cards.
This, according to Amazon, is due to Visa’s “high fees for processing credit card transactions.”
Amazon Prime members are also reminded to change their default payment method, just like other Amazon service subscribers.
“We know this can be inconvenient, and we’re here to help you with that transition so you can continue to take advantage of Amazon’s low prices and wide choice,” he said in an email to affected customers. .
This only appears to be the case in the UK, with only Amazon.co.uk affected.
A Visa spokesperson told Bloomberg that the company will continue to communicate with Amazon to avoid the ban: “We are very disappointed that Amazon is threatening to restrict consumer choice in the future. When consumer choice is limited, no one wins.” , they said.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Amazon, and we continue to work toward a resolution.”
You can continue to use a Visa credit card during the holiday season and holiday season. Black Friday sales.
Written by Rik Henderson. Originally published on .