UK credit cards

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  1. Stewart J

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    Hi guys worrying developments here in SW Brittany UK credit cards are being refused in shops, supermarkets and fuel stations. Rally stewards have just notified C & CC headquarters. Just used my Caxton fx card with no problem so it just seems to be credit and debit cards. So for anyone coming over to France be aware, not sure how widespread this is.
     
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  2. namwaldog

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    Lets hope it it is just some local problem. Might it be worth posting this in the Motorhome Chat section as I think a lot more Funsters read that?
     
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    Is this just UK or a general card problem?
     
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    wonder if automated fuel stations are also affected
     
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    Refused by people or A.T.M.'s & card machines ?
     
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    Wow is that just a knee jerk response by locals or a French government thing?:france:
     
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    Assuming this was recognised yesterday (Sunday) I've experienced this many times in France and is usually the inability to get authorisation
     
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    Have had the same problem with all types of cards in France on Sundays especially at the automated tills, we now never rely on fueling the van on Sundays.
    Cheers
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    I am sure the supermarkets would just love to have to re stack a huge pile of my shopping when my card was refused and it would be fun to see them try and try and syphon 100 litres of diesel from my fuel tank:)

    With a large queue of irate shoppers behind me.
     
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    Just used mine at automatic fuel pump, no problem. Can't understand the issue, a euro is a euro, the rate would only effect the card user?
    Left a site this morning, owner concerned as he had 4 cancellations over the weekend from UK.
     
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    What reason did they give?
     
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    :doh:We had that prob last year, on a Sunday, we'd had a meal and went to pay, it was refused:crying:

    The owner however, knew we were staying in a cottage just up the road in the village, "Come back tomorrow and pay !" :hi5:
     
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    Hope its just a Sunday glitch but will check with my brother who lives there.
     
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    I don't think it's a glitch but a regular problem with their banks communication on Sundays
     
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    Have been chatting with 4 ralliers who have had cards refused this morning Lloyds cards both debit and credit at Super U both groceries and fuel, Saga credit card at Super U both fuel and shop. The owner of Lloyds cards phoned them to be told Lloyds had been inundated with calls from customers here in France having cards refused. The same card was accepted in Lidl.
     
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    If i was going to France today i would take plenty of euro,s .There is a case for some to refuse cards on the fluctuation of the pound.I may cost some companies with a big turnover a lot of money ,although they are also in a position to make money .I think the ordinary shop keeper will feel safer with cash in the hand .
     
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    We're on the ferry on thursday night so this could be interesting.
    We were concerned about the strikes/lack of fuel but now this!
     
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    There was a report that it was happening in Greece as well.
     
  19. Stewart J

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    Used my Halifax Clarity credit card with no problem today, neighbour had no problems with his Santander one so it seems to be selective?
     
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    part of the problem might be the issuers of the cards .
    there was problems in spain a few years ago with mastercard ,yet they would take visa cards .
     
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