Amazon won’t accept payments from UK Visa credit cards from 2022

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Amazon will stop accepting payments made using Visa credit cards issued in Britain from next year, it was revealed today. 

Amazon customers can still use Visa debit cards, Mastercard and Amex credit cards as well as Visa credit cards issued outside of the UK, according to Bloomberg News.

The report cited information that the Seattle-based firm shared with its customers.

, Amazon won’t accept payments from UK Visa credit cards from 2022, The Today News USA

, Amazon won’t accept payments from UK Visa credit cards from 2022, The Today News USA

Amazon will stop accepting payments made using Visa credit cards issued in Britain from 2022

Some customers received a notification from Amazon this week after making purchases, which said that ‘starting 19 January 2022, we will no longer accept Visa credit cards issued in the UK’ due to the high fees charged by Visa to process the transactions, as per the report.

A Visa spokesman told MailOnline today: ‘UK shoppers can use their Visa debit and credit cards at Amazon UK today and throughout the holiday season.  

Amazon’s email to UK customers in full 

Dear (customer-name),

We’re writing to notify you of an upcoming change to Amazon.co.uk.

Starting 19 January, 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. You can still use debit cards (including Visa debit cards) and non-Visa credit cards like Mastercard, Amex, and Eurocard to make purchases. Please update your default payment method now, or add one of these new, eligible payment methods if you do not have one.

You can update your Prime membership here, and if you have any subscriptions on Amazon.co.uk, you can update them on the ”manage your subscription” page here.

We know this may be inconvenient, and we’re here to help you through this transition so you can continue enjoying Amazon’s low prices and wide selection. Please visit this help page for more information on payment methods, or go directly to your account.

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‘We are very disappointed that Amazon is threatening to restrict consumer choice in the future. When consumer choice is limited, nobody wins. 

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‘We have a long-standing relationship with Amazon, and we continue to work toward a resolution, so our cardholders can use their preferred Visa credit cards at Amazon UK without Amazon-imposed restrictions come January 2022.’

An Amazon spokesman told MailOnline: ‘The cost of accepting card payments continues to be an obstacle for businesses striving to provide the best prices for customers. 

‘These costs should be going down over time with technological advancements, but instead they continue to stay high or even rise. 

‘As a result of Visa’s continued high cost of payments, we regret that Amazon.co.uk will no longer accept UK-issued Visa credit cards as of January 19, 2022. 

‘Customers can continue to use all debit cards (including Visa debit cards) and other non-Visa credit cards to shop on Amazon.co.uk. 

‘With the rapidly changing payments landscape around the world, we will continue innovating on behalf of customers to add and promote faster, cheaper, and more inclusive payment options to our stores across the globe.’ 

Its email to customers said: ‘We’re writing to notify you of an upcoming change to Amazon.co.uk.

‘Starting 19 January, 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. 

‘You can still use debit cards (including Visa debit cards) and non-Visa credit cards like Mastercard, Amex, and Eurocard to make purchases. Please update your default payment method now, or add one of these new, eligible payment methods if you do not have one.

, Amazon won&#8217;t accept payments from UK Visa credit cards from 2022, The Today News USA

, Amazon won&#8217;t accept payments from UK Visa credit cards from 2022, The Today News USA

Amazon customers can still use Visa credit cards issued outside of the UK, the company said

‘You can update your Prime membership here, and if you have any subscriptions on Amazon.co.uk, you can update them on the ”manage your subscription” page here.

‘We know this may be inconvenient, and we’re here to help you through this transition so you can continue enjoying Amazon’s low prices and wide selection. 

‘Please visit this help page for more information on payment methods, or go directly to your account.’