Amazon to stop accepting Visa credit cards in UK

Person typing on laptop while holding credit card taken from above, with phone and coffee alongside

From next year, Amazon will no longer accept Visa credit card payments on its UK site.

The online giant said that it will stop processing Visa credit card payments from January 19, 2022, and blamed high fees charged by the card issuer.

Amazon  shoppers will still be able to use Visa debit cards issued in the UK, and credit cards issued by Visa outside the UK will still be permitted.

In an email to customers, Amazon wrote: “Starting January 19, 2022, we will unfortunately no longer accept Visa credit cards issued in the UK,  due to the high fees Visa charges for processing credit card transactions.”

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