Mastercard cards not working across the UK in fresh outage | Express.co.uk

Hundreds of customers have experienced issues paying at the checkout with a Mastercard card. The payment firm appears to be suffering an outage across the UK with hundreds of debit and credit card owners taking to social media to complain about the problems. Mastercard has yet to comment on the issue, which has seemingly blocked people from paying with Mastercard-powered credit and debit cards. The problem impacts both contactless and chip-and-PIN payments. Apple Pay and Google Pay are also down, reports suggest.

Mastercard and VISA are the two market leaders when it comes to payment processing technologies. Banks including Santander, Monzo, First Direct, Barclaycard, and HSBC all rely on Mastercard for their cards.

Barclaycard and HSBC have yet to comment on customer reports about problems with their cards.

Mastercard cards not working across the UK in fresh outage | Express.co.uk